|The objectives of the Martin Wickramasinghe
Trust have been presented in detail under that heading in the website
menu. All expenditure for achieving these stated objectives of the
Trust have and continue to be met from the Trust Fund.
The Martin Wickramasinghe Museum of Folk Culture in Koggala is one
of the major undertakings of the Trust. The entire cost of the buildings
for the Museum complex, and the acquisition of the artefacts on
display amounting to more than a thousand items, have been met from
the Trust Fund. The income from the small entrance fee charged from
visitors to the Museum meets only a minor part of the large recurrent
expenditure incurred in the maintenance of the Museum Complex with
its surrounding eight acres of Parkland. The major part of the expenditure
on maintenance has therefore also to be met from the Trust Fund.
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Martin Wickramasinghe Trust
|The donation of Martin Wickramasinghe's
collection of over 5000 volumes, and its installation in the Hall
of Literature and Life housed in the National Library and Documentation
Centre in Independences Square, is another major undertaking of
the Trust. The maintenance and further development of these undertakings,
as well as the cultural and educational activities and projects
of the Trust also make heavy demands on the Trust Fund.
The copyright of Martin Wickramasinghe's writings, and rights of
cinematic, television and audio-visual productions based on them,
have been donated to the Trust by the family of the late Martin
Wickramasinghe. The income from royalties from publications of all
his writings and all productions based on them, therefore accrue
entirely to the Trust Fund. The house in Nawala where Martin Wickramasinghe
lived has also been donated to the Trust by the family, to be used
as the office and institutional centre for activities of the Trust.
Personal donations and investments made for the benefit of the Trust
by members of the family are additional sources of funds.The Trust
Fund has also received donations from individual well-wishers and
| The Martin Wickramasinghe Trust
has been approved by the Government of Sri Lanka as a charitable
Trust, and donors are entitled to tax concessions in Sri Lanka,
on donations made to the Trust Fund.