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Second Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024

SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo is presenting its upcoming Second Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024 on 20th February 2024 (Tuesday) at 3:00 pm (Sri Lanka Standard Time). The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Shrikant Ganvir, Assistant Professor, Dept of A.I.H.C. and Archaeology, Deccan College PGRI, Deemed to be University, Pune, India. Dr. Shrikant […]

First Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024

SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo is presenting its upcoming First Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024 on 30th January 2024 (Tuesday) at 3:00 pm (Sri Lanka Standard Time). The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Swadhin Sen, Department of Archaeology, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. Prof. Swadhin Sen will deliver his lecture on the topic “Breaking the […]

SAARC Talk Series 2023 for the month of December

SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo is presenting its upcoming Eighth SAARC Talk Series on 6th December 2023 (Wednesday) at 2:00 pm (Sri Lanka Standard Time). The lecture will be delivered by Eng.(Dr.) Sanath Panawennage, Director General and Chief Executive of the Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, Colombo,Sri Lanka Eng.(Dr.) Sanath Panawennage will deliver his […]

Announcements

  • Celebration of the Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan

    The SAARC observer state of Japan invited the Director of the SAARC Cultural Centre Ms. Renuka Ekanayake to the reception held in honour of the birthday of Hi Majesty the Emperor of Japan. This was held at the official residence of the Japanese ambassador to Sri Lanka H.E. Mizukoshi Hideaki at No. 12, Maitland Crescent, […]

  • International Mother Language Day 2024 Celebrations of the Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka

    The United Nations International Mother Language Day (IMLD) was an initiative of the Government of Bangladesh to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by people of the world.  The Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka requested the SAARC Cultural Centre to contribute a performance through the language of culture.  The SCC in […]

  • Meeting to Discuss About the SAARC Cultural Centre Premises

    A meeting was held on 29th January 2024 at No. 224, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, to discuss the possibilities of a permanent premises for the SAARC Cultural Centre.  This meeting was chaired by Mr. Somarathne Vidanapathirana Secretary of the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs.  The officers present at this meeting were Mr. Tilak […]

  • 1st Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024

    The first session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024 (Virtual Mode) was held on (Tuesday), 30th January 2024, 3:00 pm (Sri Lanka Standard Time) at the SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC). The speaker of the first session was Professor Swadhin Sen, Department of Archaeology, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Professor Swadhin Sen delivered his lecture on the […]

  • Internship – Finance Division

    Finance Internship opportunity available at the SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka Apply now: admin@saarcculture.org

  • Inaugural Speech of the Director at the International Web Symposium

    Director, SAARC Cultural Centre, Ms Renuka Ekanayake delivered the inaugural speech for the International Web-Symposium on 100 Years (1923-2023) of Radio Broadcasting in South Asia: Democratization of Airwaves on Friday, 29 December 2023 organized by Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust. In her speech, Ms Ekanayake emphasized the importance of Radio not only as a medium […]

  • Courtesy Call by the Iranian Cultural Counsellor

    Dr. B. Moazami Goodarzi, Cultural Counsellor, Iran Cultural Centre, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Colombo, Sri Lanka paid a courtesy visit to the Director, SAARC Cultural Centre, Ms. Renuka Ekanayake. Deputy Director-Research, Dr. Bina Gandhi Deri was also present at the occasion.

  • SAARC Cultural Centre Celebrates the 39th SAARC Charter Day

    On 8th December 1985 Heads of Governments and States endorsed the SAARC Charter in Dhaka, Bangladesh, establishing the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The Charter Day celebrates the pillars of friendship, trust and understanding, to promote the welfare of the people of South Asia through economic growth, social progress and cultural development. The […]

  • Felicitation Message of the Director SCC on the 39th SAARC Charter Day

    Today we are commemorating the 39th SAARC Charter Day which falls on the 8th of December. This day holds immense significance as it marks the establishment of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, a testament to the collective aspirations of our nations towards regional cooperation and development. The SAARC Charter, was signed on 8th […]

  • 8th Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2023

    The Eighth SAARC Talk Series (Virtual Mode) was held on 6th December 2023, at 14:00 (Sri Lanka Standard Time) at the SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC), Sri Lanka. Eng. (Dr.) Sanath Panawennage Director General & Chief Executive Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies Colombo, Sri Lanka spoke on the Topic: “Preserving South Asia’s Cultural Heritage: […]

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Director’s Message

The SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC) in Sri Lanka is an organization that aims to promote cultural ties and foster understanding among the countries of South Asia. The Fifteenth SAARC Summit held in Colombo in 2008, is the instrumental event that led to the establishment of the SCC Sri Lanka. It was at this meeting that […]

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CULTURAL PORTAL

The Centre is intended to function as a major meeting point for the artistic communities of the member states. The Centre will provide the necessary facilities and conditions for individuals and groups in various fields of interest to meet and interact in a conducive environment.

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