The Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre (often known simply as Nelum Pokuna Theatre; previously the National Performing Arts Theatre, prior to naming at the opening ceremony) is a performing arts centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The theatre opened on 15 December 2011.
Design and features
Detail of the facade
The architecture of the building is inspired by the 12th-century Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) in Polonnaruwa. Built by King Parakramabahu the Great, Polonnaruwa's Nelum Pokuna is shaped as a stylised eight-petalled lotus flower.
The total estimated cost of the project is LKR 3080 million. Government of the People's Republic of.... Read more...