• SAARC Programming Committee Meeting

    The Fifty-ninth session of the SAARC Programming Committee Meeting for Regional Centres (RC) and Specialized Bodies (SB) was held at the SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu from 6th to 7th March 2024.  The Director of the SAARC Cultural Centre Ms. Renuka Ekanayake attended this meeting.  This meeting was chaired by Ms. Rita Dhital, Joint Secretary (Regional […]

  • Director Meets the H.E. Santosh Jha, High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka

    The Director of the SAARC Cultural Centre Ms. Renuka Ekanayake paid a courtesy call on H.E. Santosh Jha on Monday 4th March 2024.  H.E. Santosh Jha assumed duties as the Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka in December 2023.  The activities of SAARC Cultural Centre and proposed activities to be held in India in 2024 […]

  • 2nd Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024

    The second session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024 (Virtual Mode) was held on 20th February 2024 by the SAARC Cultural Centre, Sri Lanka. The speaker was Dr. Shrikant Ganvir, Assistant Professor, Department of Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology, Deccan College, Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune, India. In the presentation, Dr. Ganvir emphasised the […]

  • Celebration of the Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan

    The SAARC observer state of Japan invited the Director of the SAARC Cultural Centre Ms. Renuka Ekanayake to the reception held in honour of the birthday of Hi Majesty the Emperor of Japan. This was held at the official residence of the Japanese ambassador to Sri Lanka H.E. Mizukoshi Hideaki at No. 12, Maitland Crescent, […]

  • International Mother Language Day 2024 Celebrations of the Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka

    The United Nations International Mother Language Day (IMLD) was an initiative of the Government of Bangladesh to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by people of the world.  The Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka requested the SAARC Cultural Centre to contribute a performance through the language of culture.  The SCC in […]

  • Meeting to Discuss About the SAARC Cultural Centre Premises

    A meeting was held on 29th January 2024 at No. 224, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, to discuss the possibilities of a permanent premises for the SAARC Cultural Centre.  This meeting was chaired by Mr. Somarathne Vidanapathirana Secretary of the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs.  The officers present at this meeting were Mr. Tilak […]

  • 1st Session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024

    The first session of the SAARC Talk Series 2024 (Virtual Mode) was held on (Tuesday), 30th January 2024, 3:00 pm (Sri Lanka Standard Time) at the SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC). The speaker of the first session was Professor Swadhin Sen, Department of Archaeology, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Professor Swadhin Sen delivered his lecture on the […]

  • Internship – Finance Division

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  • Vacancy Announcement: Finance Officer – GSS I (Contract Basis)

    The SAARC Cultural Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is the Regional Centre for Art and Culture established by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) with the mandate to promote regional unity through cultural integration, inter-cultural dialogue, contribute towards preservation, conservation and protection of South Asia’s cultural heritage within the framework of the SAARC […]

  • Inaugural Speech of the Director at the International Web Symposium

    Director, SAARC Cultural Centre, Ms Renuka Ekanayake delivered the inaugural speech for the International Web-Symposium on 100 Years (1923-2023) of Radio Broadcasting in South Asia: Democratization of Airwaves on Friday, 29 December 2023 organized by Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust. In her speech, Ms Ekanayake emphasized the importance of Radio not only as a medium […]