Issuing identity cards to artistes; latest joke of Sri Lanka
A report said that the Ministry of Culture and Art Affairs had taken steps to issue identity cards to the recognized artistes. Recognized by whom? The government. Does one need government recognition to be an artiste?
The inaugural issue of identity cards will take place at the Tower Hall Theater under the patronage of the Minister of Culture and Art Affairs T.B. Thennakoon on July 29 at 2.30.
Initially, the Cultural Department will issue the identity card to 500 artistes. Sources say that more artistes have applied for this type of identity cards and the Cultural Department will issue them in the future.
Artistes should actually reject this identity card.
This began from the issue of identity cards to the professional journalists. They used it to outshine in a context citizen journalism had not conceptualized.
The artistes' identity card is more comical than it, I think. Every man is an artiste. The government has issued identity cards to all.