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SAARC Talk Series 2023 for the month of September

SAARC Cultural Centre is presenting the upcoming Fifth Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2023 on Tuesday, 26th September 2023, 15:00pm (Sri Lankan Standard Time). Dr. Marium Kamal, Assistant Professor, Centre for South Asian Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan will be delivering a lecture on the topic  “Political philosophy of Arthashastra”. Please click […]

Call For Papers – SAARC Special Edition

Welcoming submissions for the SAARC Special Edition – SAARC Research Journal-Volume 8, 2023 on the Rites of Passage in the SAARC Region. Interested authors please email to sccpublications@gmail.com with the Title and an abstract of 500 words on or before 31st May 2023. Deadline for the Final submission of full paper: 30th September 2023. Kindly […]

SAARC Film Day

An Event organized by the SAARC Cultural Centre in Collaboration with the Sri Lanka National Film Corporation The SAARC Film Day is revived once again at the request of film enthusiasts and will be held every quarter. The Film Day will commence on 25th August 2023 with the screening of “Haldaa” an award-winning movie from […]


  • 4th Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2023

    A talk on “The Prospects and Challenges of the Sundarbans Natural Heritage Site in Bangladesh” was organized in virtual mode by the SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo on 16th August 2023 at 03:00 pm (Sri Lankan Standard Time). The speaker was Dr. Shafi Noor Islam, Senior Assistant Professor, Universiti Brunei Darusallam, Brunei Darusallam. Dr. Islam elaborated […]

  • Courtesy call to SAARC Women’s Association

    On 04th September 2023, the Director of the SAARC Cultural Centre Mrs. Renuka Ekanayake had the honour of meeting the President of the SAARC Women’s Association Mrs. Nimmi Thambiayah and the Country Coordinator Mrs. Eesha Speldewinde. They discussed potential collaborations between the SAARC Cultural Centre and the SAARC Women’s Association, with a shared vision to […]

  • SAARC Film Day – August 2023

    IntroductionThe SAARC Film Day was initiated in 2014 in collaboration with the National Film Corporation to promote the award-winning movies of the SAARC Region to the film enthusiasts in Sri Lanka. SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC) as the custodian of the SAARC Film Festival movies initiated this effort to provide a glimpse of SAARC Countries through […]

  • Attended screening of “GANDHI” in Celebration of the Independence Day of India

    Ms. Renuka Ekanayake, Director and Dr Bina Gandhi Deori, Deputy Director-Research SAARC Cultural Centre attended the film screening of Sir Richard Attenborough’s cinematic masterpiece “GANDHI” at Tharanganee, Colombo on the occasion of the 77th Independence Day of India. It was organized by the Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka in Collaboration with Swami Vivekananda […]

  • Attended 77th Independence Day of India- 15th August 2023

    Dr Bina Gandhi Deori, Deputy Director Research, SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo attended the 77th Independence Day of India at India House, High Commission of India. High Commissioner Gopal Bagley hoisted India’s National Flag and read excerpts of the address by Hon’ble President of India to the nation on the eve of the 77th Independence Day.

  • Attended Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

    Ms. Renuka Ekanayake, Director and Dr. Bina Gandhi Deori, Deputy Director-Research SAARC Cultural Centre attended the inauguration of the exhibition at Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo on Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.

  • SAARC Special Lecture by Prof. Osmund Bopearachchi

    SAARC Cultural Centre in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya concluded a lecture by Professor Osmund Bopearachchi, Emeritus Director of Research, French National Centre for Scientific Research (C.N.R.S.-E.N.S. Paris) on Friday, 28th July 2023 at 10:30 am. In his lecture titled “Contradictions in the texts and confusions in the iconography: Revisiting the […]

  • 3rd Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2023

    In continuation of the SAARC Talk Series 2023 (Virtual Mode) organized by the SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC), Colombo, the Third SAARC Talk Series was scheduled on Tuesday, 18th July 2023, 15:00 pm (Sri Lankan Standard Time). The speaker of the Talk Series was Mr. Iyaz J. Naseem, Executive Board Member of National Language Academy of […]

  • SAARC Special Lecture on Archaeology

    SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC) in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology organized a lecture on Monday, 26th June at 2 pm onwards by Prof. (Dr.) Anand Singh at the Department of Archaeology, Sir Marcus Fernando, Mawatha, Colombo. Prof. Singh is affiliated with the Department of History, Babasaheb Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India. The lecture was attended […]

  • 2nd Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2023

    SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC) initiated the SAARC Talk Series 2023 (Virtual Mode) in the month of May 2023 with the objectives to provides opportunities for knowledge exchange across multiple disciplines allowing academics, researchers, educators and students not only from the SAARC region but across the world to initiate discussions and build professional networks and to […]

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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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