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SAARC Talk Series 2023

Cultural Heritage and Cultural Diversity Background: The SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC) envisions ‘Culture’ as a powerful tool to bring the countries of the SAARC region closer. The SCC in keeping with its mandate to preserve, retain and promote culture and heritage, proposes to initiate a new Talk Series on selected topics, whereby individuals from diverse […]

SAARC Talk Series 2023 for the month of May

First lecture of the SAARC Talk Series 2023 (Virtual Mode) Tuesday, 30th May 2023 at 10:30 am (Sri Lankan Standard Time) “Water System of Kathmandu Valley: Hiti system in Past and Present” Dr. Monalisa MaharjanResearch FellowSocial Science Baha (Heritage as Placemaking)Kathmandu, Nepal Please follow the link to Register All are cordially invited. Please do spread […]

Call For Papers – SAARC Special Edition – SAARC Research Journal – Volume 8, 2023

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 […]


  • Courtesy visit to the High Commissioner of Bangladesh

    Director, SAARC Cultural Centre Ms Renuka Ekanayake paid a courtesy visit to the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka, H.E Tariq Md. Ariful Islam. During the meeting, both sides discussed at length about the possibilities of collaborative works that can be done in near future. His Excellency has extended his full support for any […]

  • Courtesy call on Nepal Ambassador

    On 4th May 2023, Ms. Renuka Ekanayake, Director, SAARC Cultural Centre paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador of Nepal, Mr. Bashu Dev Mishra and discussed possible collaborations for upcoming cultural events.

  • Courtesy call to High Commission of India

    Ms. Renuka Ekanayake, Director, SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC), Colombo paid a courtesy call on the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka H.E Gopal Bagley. During the meeting, both sides discussed various cultural activities that can be collaborated for the promotion of peace and harmony in the SAARC region.

  • Director, SCC visits to Pakistan High Commission

    Ms. Renuka Ekanayake, Director, SAARC Cultural Centre called on H.E Major General (R) Umar Farooq Burki HI (M) High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka on 9th May 2023. During the meeting, they discussed about participation and collaboration in the upcoming cultural events for enhancing mutual cooperation in the SAARC Region

  • Director SCC visits to Maldives High Commission Office

    Ms. Renuka Ekanayake, Director SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC) has paid a courtesy call on the High Commissioner of Maldives in Sri Lanka, H.E Ali Faiz on 3rd May 2023. Director, SCC also met Ms. Fathimath Ghina, Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Moosa Rameez, Director General of MECC/ First Secretary and Ms Aminath Waruda, Second Secretary. During […]

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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