We are aware that it is not just our facilities that you consider when prepping a production. Therefore, in this section you can find out about all the other excellent services and facilities available to you, to make your production work in the MRNTCP.
- Cargo Logistics
- Obtaining Permits and Permissions
- Catering services
- Model/Actor databases
- Production crew
- Resident expert
- consultants on ALL aspects of pre and post production
Location - Hambantota
Hambantota is a town on the southeastern coastal area of Sri Lanka. Hambantota, the capital of the district, takes its name from early seafarers. When mariners arrived from the Far East in their sampans, they sought anchorage in the natural harbor, known in the local language as ‘tota’. In time, the area came to be called “hamban-tota”. Today, Hambantota is the salt capital of Sri Lanka, and dazzling white saltpans surround the town. The District of Hambantota, which extends from Tangalle to Tissamaharama offers something special for everyone. Crystal clear seas, golden beaches, archeological sites, and a chance to see some of Sri Lanka's spectacular wildlife; Hambantota has it all. In spite of this, the District is one of Sri Lanka's best kept secrets.
The Hambantota District, apart from its ideal geographical location in the south of the island, has tremendous prospects; taking into account the International Seaport, Airport and Highway that is due to be completed in just over two years.
In 2011 Hamabantota will be the cynosure of Asia as it plays its role as one of the joint hosts of the 2011 Cricket World cup. For the visitor Hambantota offers a plethora of activities and destinations, catering to the needs of both the curious traveller and the vacationing family. With over 10 kilometres of pristine coastline and easy access to cultural and religious sites of great repute, Hambantota is set to propel the deep south of Sri Lanka to the fore.
MRNTCP was conceived in August of 2006, when His Excellency The President, Mahinda Rajapaksa subsequent to imposing a tax on imported films, tele-dramas and commercials telecast nationally, proposed a project in Ranmihitenna (Hambantota District) to ensure these funds were utilized effectively. The Ministry of Mass Media and Information will oversee the co-ordination and administration of MRNTCP. The objective of His Excellency is to ensure the development of the local cinema industry, with the long-term aspiration of advancing the MRNTCP to be an internationally renowned filmgin location in Asia. With Sri Lanka stepping out of the shadows of war and ethnic strife, the general potential for development within the entire island is immense.
The MRNTCP is one of several initiatives to restore her title as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. Furthermore, local film producers would save on excessive costs incurred by travelling overseas to have pre and post-production services rendered