Video : President says the artists will be protected.
The 2014 National Awards Programme for Craftsmen organized by the Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development was held yesterday at the BMICH under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
334 award winning craftsmen received awards and merit certificates at this function.
The awards include two gold and 13 silver awards, and the award winners have been selected from all districts and covering many products.
Addressing the awards ceremony President Mahinda Rjapakse stated that traditional industries and the artists must be protected.