An Observation Board for imported teledramas and films was appointed by Information and Communication Technology, Higher Education, Technology and Innovations Minister Bandula Gunawardane at a ceremony held at the Ministry yesterday. Ministry Secretary Chulananda Perera was also present on the occasion. The Observation Board of intellectuals includes university dons, artistes and other intellectuals connected to these fields. Minister Gunawardane said films and teledramas imported in the past had caused social and cultural retrogression and decline and as such, he believed that the new Board would take action to release them in a manner which would protect Sri Lanka’s cultural values. Here, a member of the Board receives her appointment from the Minister.