• Call for Application for the SAARC Agriculture Centre PhD Scholarship

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  • SAARC International Women’s Day 2019 – A celebration of the struggles, triumphs and legacy of women

    The first ever Women’s Day was celebrated on 28th February 1909 in the United States and subsequently 8th March was adopted as the International Women’s Day.  The International Women’s Day was formally adopted by the United Nations in 1975 the International Year of Women and universally celebrated on 8th March each year.  The International Women’s […]

  • 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, […]

  • Notice for Tender Invitation

    Tender No. SAARC DF: 01-2018 for the Procurement of SAARC Visa Exemption Scheme (SVES)

  • SAARC Archaeology and Heritage Management Training Workshop: Footsteps of the Past, Custodians of the Present, Heritage of the Future

    16th to 18th December 2018 Kabul, Afghanistan Background Tangible Cultural Heritage (TCH) of South Asia is not limited to World Heritage Sites and the landscape is dotted with archaeological sites indicating the long and eventful history of the Region.  In many of these TCH sites there are associated Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) which are neglected […]

  • SAARC Handicraft Exhibition and Workshop Thimphu, Bhutan 31st May 2018 to 1st June 2018

    Handicrafts are a part of the culture of the SAARC Region, the tangible representation of the intangible aspects of culture.  The artisans create their products using traditional material and techniques which reflect the history of each Member State through handicraft.  Many of these handicrafts, associated knowledge and techniques, specially the intangible aspects are fast disappearing […]

  • The Eighth SAARC Film Festival 2018 – Awards Ceremony

    The Eighth SAARC Film Festival was concluded with the Eighth SAARC Film Awards Ceremony held at the National Film Corporation Film Theatre in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 27th May 2018. The Hon. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs graced this occasion as the Chief Guest. Mr. Munir Ghiasy of the Embassy of […]

  • Film Schedule – SAARC Film Festival 2018

    22 May 23 May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27 May 5.30pm Inauguration 6.30pm Aganthukaya* Feature/ 90 mins/ Sri Lanka 10.00am Serga Mathang Feature/ 145 mins/ Bhutan 1.00 pm Parchi* Feature/ 137 mins/ Pakistan 4.00 pm Gi Short/ 30 mins/ India 5.00 pm Khacha Feature/ 110 mins/ Bangladesh 7.20 pm Status Short/ 8 mins/ […]