Sri Lanka and the culture of impunity: human rights challenges in a post-war and post-conflict environment
New Academic Building, London School of Economics & Political Science
Sanjaya Senavirathna’s Exhibition At Paradise Road Galleries
This June will be the fifth exhibition Senavirathna has staged with Paradise Road Galeries. Senavirathna was born in Kandy and graduated from the University of Visual and Performing Arts in 2008. One year prior to this his work was featured in a group show at the Noble Sage art gallery in London; he continues to be represented by the Noble Sage in London to-date.
Events: Pianist Kausikan Rajeshkumar’s Recital
A recital by pianist Kausikan Rajeshkumar, award winner of the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.
Venue : The Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 11 April 2013 at 6pm
‘Herstories’ – Sri Lankan Women Exhibition
‘Herstories’ will be on in Colombo on April 6 and 7 at the Harold Peiris Gallery, Lionel Wendt, in Ampara from April 20-21 at the Christa Illam Hall, Kalmunai and in Galle on April 27 -28 at an as yet undecided venue. Collaborators on the project include the organisation Viluthu, Sharni Jayawardena and November Productions.
Discussion On Religion, Reconciliation And Future
Sri Lanka Young Journalists Movement cordially invites to a panel discussion on “Religion, Reconciliation and Future” at the Sri Lanka Press Institute Auditorium 96, Kirula Rd, Colombo – 05 on Monday, 8th April, 2013 from 4.00 – 6.00 pm
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Monday April 8th at 6 pm
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Women’s Day – Feminist Film Festival And Photography Exhibition
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Towards a coherent and credible foreign policy
The fifth in the series of discussions organized by the Liberal Party on Ideas for Constitutional Reform
All are welcome
Presentations by two former Ambassadors/Permanent Representatives to the UN in Geneva on how foreign policy should be developed and what it should prioritize:
- Dayan Jayatilleka (PRUN Geneva 2007-2009)
- Tamara Kunanayagam (PRUN Geneva 2011-2012)
Critiques by four former ambassadors
- Karu Jayasuriya
- Javid Yusuf
- H M G S Palihakkara
- John Gooneratne
Venue: Organization of Professional Associations (OPA)
275/75, Prof Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha
The Gratiaen Trust Announces Shortlist Event And Panel Of Judges For The 2012 Gratiaen Prize
This year the Gratiaen Prize, in affiliation with the Standard Chartered Bank, celebrates 20 years. Reflecting this landmark in the prize’s career the shortlist announcement is scheduled as the inaugural event for Standard Chartered Colomboscope 2013 on 22 March at the Chequerboard, Park Street Mews at 6.15 pm.
Encountering The Local Gogaan
An exhibition of Seevali Illangasinghe‘s paintings will be held at the Visual Arts University, (UDA Perera gallery), No 46, Horton Place Colombo 7, March 11-18, from 9.00 A.M to 5.oopm. The exhibition will be his latest collection of paintings. Being an eminent visual artist for over four decades, Seevali Illangasinghe has been marking one aspects of art in Sri Lanka’s art history and has exhibited his paintings in many capitols of the world.
Saskira Fernando Gallery Opens Doors In The Gall Fort
The exhibition ‘Sri Lankan Contemporary Art & Design’ will showcase a selection of leading contemporary artists and emerging designers. The exhibition presents the concept behind the new space, that will continue to feature capsule collections by selected local designers to compliment the cutting edge works by artists represented by Saskia Fernando Gallery. Along with work by artists Saskia Pintelon, Jagath Weerasinghe, Jagath Ravindra, Mika Tennekoon and Kingsley Gunatillake; this exhibition features furniture, design Jewellery and socks, all locally designed and produced. ‘Sri Lankan Contemporary Art & Design’ will open on Saturday 9 March at 4pm and remain open until 10 April 2013.
The need for Electoral Reform
The need for Electoral Reform
Wednesday February 20th at 5.30 pm
Venue: International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES),
2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8.
All are welcome
Opening presentation: Prof Rajiva Wijesinha
- M A Sumanthiran
- Dayasiri Jayasekara
- Hassen Ali
- Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka
- Dr. Pradeep Jeganathan
Attention will be paid to
- The changing role of Parliamentarians, given the demands of functioning in both a legislative and an executive role.
- Mechanisms to ensure that the problems of constituents are addressed without compromise of the wider interests of the nation
The fourth discussion in the series will be on March 6th on ‘Freedom of Information’.
The Authors Forum Presents YaliniDream and Sivamohan Sumathy
The Author’s Forum is pleased to welcome Sri Lankan performance artists and activists Sivamohan Sumathy and YaliniDream for conversation with V.V. Ganeshananthan plus performance.
Sivamohan Sumathy holds a doctorate from the Washington State University. A senior lecturer in English at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, she has published and presented on postcolonial literature and theory, women’s movements in Sri Lanka, and performing arts.YaliniDream is one of the South Asian diaspora’s most prominent performance poets, and has toured nationally at hundreds of spaces throughout the U.S. as well as Europe & South Asia. V.V. Ganeshananthan is the Zell Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Michigan.
The Author’s Forum is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, University Library, Great Lakes Literary Arts Center, & Ann Arbor Book Festival.
Invitation: 20th Commemoration Of N. Sanmugathasan
Organised By Sanmugathasan Center For Marxist Studies – Colombo
Date : February 10, 2013
Time : 05.PM
Venue: SANGARAPILLAI HALL
COLOMBO TAMIL SANGAM
NO. 7, 57TH LANE, COL 06-WELLAWATTE
CHAIRMAN: COM. S.K. SENTIVEL ( GEN SEC. NEW DEMOCRATIC MARXIST-LENINIST PARTY
BOOK RELEASE: TAMIL VERSION OF ” POLITICAL MEMOIRS OF AN UNREPENTANT COMMUNIST RELEASED BY COM. SHAN IN JULY 1989
SPEAKERS: PROF. SABA JEYARAJ (PRESIDENT: COLOMBO TAMIL SANGAM
SURENDRA AJIT RUPASINGHE (GEN.SEC; CEYLON COMMUNIST PARTY -MAOIST)
MEMORIAL LECTURE: PROF. A. MARX FROM TAMIL NADU ON THE THEME ‘ CHALEENGES FACED BY CONTEMPORARY LEFT MOVEMENTS
SANMUGATHASAN CENTER FOR MARXIST STUDIES;
Event Invitation:‘Sambhashana’ panel discussion
‘Sambhashana’ panel discussion organised by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL)will take place at the auditorium of the Organization of Professional Associations (OPA), Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha, Colombo 7 on Wednesday 06th February 2013 at 4p.m.
Event Invitation: Dilemmas Of Diversity, Postwar Identity And Nation Building
(2nd in Discussion series on Constitutional Reform organized by The Liberal Party)
Tuesday, February 5th at 6.30 pm
All are welcome
Given the recent surge of extremist ethno-religious discourse in various quarters, and aggressive anti-Muslim propaganda in particular, the prospects of a sustainable peace and a united Sri Lanka seem in jeopardy. The discussion will examine what lessons we have learned and should have learned from a thirty years war and the exploitation of passions on all sides that precipitated this. It will consider how we might arrive at sense of Sri Lankan nationhood, while considering what it means to be a Sri Lankan citizen possessed of inalienable freedoms and equality of rights? The discussion will range beyond constitutional reform to look at institutional and structural frameworks necessary to ensure democracy and pluralistic development.
Opening presentation by Dr Dayan Jayatilleka
- Hon D E W Gunasekara,
- Godfrey Gunatilleka,
- Jeevan Thiagarajah
- Dr Pradeep Jeganathan
- Salma Yusuf.
The third discussion in the series will be on February 20th, on ‘Electoral Reform and the role of Parliamentarians’.
Kadirgamar Institute Event Invitation: Keynote Address By Gota On Political & Diplomatic Challenges
A Seminar on
Political and Diplomatic Challenges Faced by Nations During and After Conflict Confined to Borders
Jointly organised by the
Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations & Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) Colombo
and the High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka
will be held
at the Kadirgamar Institute, 24 Horton Place, Colombo 7
On Monday, 11th February, 2013 from 09:30 am to 4:30 pm
Keynote Address by: Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development
RSVP required: (011) 5363501-2/ 2687025/ 5754603/ E-mail: email@example.com
The program attached.
Please RSVP with the Kadirgamar Institute with full details (full name, designation, organization, and participating sessions) by 5th February, 2013 to reserve your seat.
Contact Ms. Shanika: 011 5363501- 2/2687025/5754603/ Email: lkii
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Event Invitation: First Public Lecture Organized By Kadirgamar Institute With British High Commission
Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) in collaboration with the British High Commission, Colombo are organizing a lecture on Sri Lanka: 2013 and Beyond. It is the first public lecture organized by the institute and the speaker is Alistair Burt, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK. Mr. Burt oversees Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives, Counter Terrorism, Counter Proliferation, North America, Middle East and North Africa in the UK Foreign Office. The event will take place on February 01, 2013 from 5.45 pm onwards at the auditorium of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute.
Events: Stop Discrimination On Colour, Language, Ethnicity And Caste!
Launching UK branch of Equal Rights Movement of Sri Lanka –
Stop discrimination on colour, language, ethnicity and caste!
AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS
ANUP VEGA | KALA CHAKRA
PREVIEW THURSDAY 17 JANUARY 2013 FROM 6:00PM TO 8:00PM
EXHIBITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 7 FEBRUARY 2013
Paradise Road Galleries
@ The Gallery Cafe
2 Alfred House Road
Off Alfred House Gardens
Tel +94 11 2582162
OPEN DAILY 10AM TO MIDNIGHT