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Fifth Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024

SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo is presenting its upcoming Fifth Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024 on 19th June 2024 (Wednesday) at 3:00 pm (Sri Lanka Standard Time). The lecture will be delivered by Mr. Amer Bazl Khan, Director, MaritimEA Research, Karachi, Pakistan Mr. Amer Bazl Khan will deliver his lecture on the topic “Documenting the Maritime Heritage […]


Participatory Programme – Royal Government of Bhutan 1. IntroductionIt is believed that rice was domesticated in Asia more than 5,000 years ago and since then has been a part of the diet in Asia. Rice is one of the most important staple foods of the SAARC Region and has been cultivated in all SAARC Member […]

SAARC Film Festival Participatory Programme – Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

1. Background SAARC Film Festival was approved at the Thirteenth Governing Board Meeting held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 28th and 29th November 2023 and the Fifty-ninth Session of the Programming Committee Meeting held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 6th and 7th March 2024.  SAARC Film Festival has become one of the most successful annual programmes […]


  • H.E. Faheem-Ul-Aziz High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka meets the Director of the SAARC Cultural Centre

    The Director of the SAARC Cultural Centre Ms. Renuka Ekanayake paid a courtesy call on H.E. Faheem-Ul-Aziz High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka at the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo on 14th June 2024.  This visit was mainly to introduce the activities of the SAARC Cultural Centre and the up coming events specially the […]

  • H.E. Md. Golam Sarwar, Secretary General of SAARC visits the SAARC Cultural Centre

    The Secretary General of SAARC H.E. Md. Golam Sarwar who is on a courtesy visit to Sri Lanka visited the SAARC Cultural Centre on Wednesday 12th June 2024 accompanied by Ms. Irosha Cooray Director Education, Security and Culture of the SAARC Secretariat, Ms. Diana Perera Assistant Director of the SAARC Division of the Ministry of […]

  • Attended to Rabindra Jayanti Celebration at SVCC

    Director and Deputy Director Research, SAARC Cultural Centre attended Rabindra Jayanti Celebration at SVCC, Colombo.

  • 4th Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024

    The fourth session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024 (Virtual Mode) was held on 30th (Tuesday) April 2024 at 2:00 p.m. (Sri Lanka Standard Time). Dr. Aly Shameem, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, The Maldives National University, Maldives delivered a lecture on Maldives Cultural Music and Dances: Local and Regional Blend […]

  • Vacancy Announcement (2024) – SAARC Development Fund (SDF)

    Applications for the following positions are invited from the Nationals of SAARC Member States for appointment at the SAARC Development Fund Secretariat, the umbrella financial institution of the SAARC, which is located in Thimphu, Bhutan: The Job Description and Application Form for the above-mentioned positions are available on SDF website http://www.sdfsec.org/career. Application Form, CV, copies […]

  • Bangla New Year Celebration at the Bangladesh House

    Director Ms.Renuka Ekanayake and Deputy Director Research Dr.Bina Gandhi Deori, SAARC Cultural Centre attended the Bangla New Year celebration at the Bangladesh House,Horton Place on the invitation of the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka.

  • Pakistan’s National Day Reception

    Director Ms. Renuka Ekanayake, SAARC Cultural Centre attended the Pakistan’s National Day Reception on the invitation of the High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Sri Lanka, H.E. Faheem Ul Aziz HI (M) on 25th April 2024. The reception was also attended by a large number of dignitaries.

  • SAARC Film Day “PINK”At the Moon Bastion of the World Heritage City of Galle on 5th April 2024

    Introduction The first SAARC Film Day was held on 5th April 2024 in Open Air at the Moon Bastion of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Galle.  The movie was screened on a large LED screen.  The Film PINK was directed by Mr. Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary and produced by Mr. Ronnie Lahiri who kindly confirmed […]

  • SAARC World Puppetry Day – At the Moon Bastion of the World Heritage City of Galle

    Introduction This event was organized at the Moon Bastion of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Galle on 5th April 2024.  Two shows were organized with a school show at 3:00 pm and an evening show at 7:00 pm.  The school show started at 3:00 pm and was extended until 5:30 pm due to the […]

  • Celebrations of the 53rd Independence Day of Bangladesh

    The Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka celebrated its 53rd Independence Day at the Shangrila Hotel on Tuesday, 26th March 2024.  Hon. Bandula Gunawardana, Minister of Transport, Highway and Mass Media attended this occasion as the Chief Guest.  Hon. Susil Premajayantha Minister of Education and Leader of the House of Parliament, Hon. M.U.M. Ali Sabry […]

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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 […]



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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