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SAARC Sculpture Symposium

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SAARC Exhibition of Paintings 2019

The SAARC Exhibition of Paintings organized by the SAARC Cultural Centre in collaboration with the University of Kelaniya will be held from the 22nd – 24th of January 2019, at the Senake Bandaranayake Hall, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. The exhibition intends to promote regional unity through the medium of Art, to […]


  • SAARC Cultural Centre Celebrates the 34th SAARC Charter Day 2018

    SAARC Cultural Centre organized a reception at the Hilton Colombo Residencies, Sri Lanka on 8 December 2018, to celebrate the 34th Charter Day of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The Charter establishing the Association was signed on 8 December 1985 by the SAARC Heads of State or Government during their first-ever Summit […]

  • SAARC Non-Violence Day Art Competition 2018

    To mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (2 Oct), which is also observed as SAARC Non-Violence Day and International Non-Violence Day, the SAARC Cultural Centre organized an art competition among school children in Sri Lanka. This Art Competition was aimed at creating awareness on the need to revive and inspire peace, tolerance, non-discrimination, co-existence, […]

  • Courtesy call on Afghan Embassy Colombo

    Director of the SAARC Cultural Centre, Renuka Ekanayake called on HE the Ambassador of Afghanistan M. Asharf Haidari on 27.11.2018. Director explained the Vission, Mission and Objectives of the SAARC Cultural Centre and they discussed the collaborative initiatives between two countries.  



The Fifteenth SAARC Summit held in Colombo in 2008 is the instrumental event that led to the establishment of the SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC) in Sri Lanka. It was at this meeting that the Heads of State directed that the Agenda for Culture be implemented in full. The SCC in Sri Lanka was established in […]




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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