• Ninth SAARC Film Festival Award Winners

    Ninth SAARC Film Festival 2019 AWARD WINNERS AND CITATIONS 1. BEST FEATURE FILM – NAGARKIRTAN – INDIA For its most sensitive and delicate employment of the emphatic power of cinema, not just in depicting truth but understanding beyond prejudice, cultural, religious and gender borders. 2. BEST SHORT FILM – NA BOLE WO HARAM – INDIA […]

  • SCREENING SCHEDULE – SAARC Film Festival 2019

    2nd July 3rd July 4th July 5th July 6th July 7th July 10.00 am Inauguration 11.30 am Padmaavat* Master Film/ 164 Mins/ India 2.45 pm Bulbul Feature/ 127 Mins/ Nepal 5.15 pm A Quarter Mile Country Short/ 30 Mins/ Bangladesh 6.15 pm Motorcycle Girl Feature Film/114 Mins/ Pakistan 9.00 am Fhagun Haoya Feature/ 101 Mins/ […]

  • RESCHEDULED – SAARC Film Festival 2019

      The SAARC Cultural Centre is delighted to announce…   DATES AND VENUE 2nd July 2019 Inauguration Ceremony @ The Cinema Hall, National Film Corporation, Sri Lanka 4th July 2019 Film Workshop @ Colombo Film and Television Academy (Prior registration required) 7th July 2019 SAARC Film Awards and Closing Ceremony @ The Cinema Hall, National […]

  • HE the Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka pays a courtesy call on the Director, SAARC Cultural Centre

    The Ambassador of Maldives in Sri Lanka, HE Omar Abdul Razzak paid a Courtesy call on the Director, SAARC Cultural Centre, Mrs. Renuka Ekanayake on 29 May 2019. The Ambassador was briefed about the approved programmes of the SAARC Cultural Centre for 2019 and Mrs. Ekanayake discussed ways and means for ensuring closer cooperation in […]

  • POSTPONED – SAARC Film Festival 2019

    The SAARC Cultural Centre regrets to inform you that the SAARC Film Festival 2019 scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka from 7th – 12th of May 2019, has been postponed until further notice, due to the prevailing situation in the host country of Sri Lanka. The SAARC Cultural Centre will keep you informed of […]


    Publication of Eight volumes Call for Proposals INTRODUCTION Culture consists of the derivatives of experience transmitted from past generations and forms the set of attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors shared by a group of people. This experience can be in the form of visual and performing arts, handicrafts, traditions and a plethora of ideas and […]

  • SAARC Research Grant Islamic Cultural Trails: Journey through Time and Space – Minarets and Mosques, Tombs, Trade, Tradition and Technology

    1.    BACKGROUND The “South Asian Cultural Trails” was approved by the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu in November 2014.   The Islamic Cultural Trails is the third Research Grant on South Asian Cultural Trails and was approved by the 10th Governing Board Meeting of the SAARC Cultural Centre and the 56th Session of the Programming Committee […]

  • SAARC International Women’s Day 2019

    SAARC International Women’s Day celebrations were held in collaboration with the University of the Visual and Performing Arts in Colombo on 8th March 2019.  Guests of Honour was Mrs. Sumithra Peries renowned filmmaker, Mrs. Sumithra Rahubadda well-known author and Mrs. Mercy Nalini Edussuriya educationist. The celebrations commenced with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp […]

  • SAARC Film Festival 2019

    1) INTRODUCTION SAARC Cultural Centre will be holding the SAARC Film Festival for the 9th consecutive year in 2019 in Sri Lanka.  The SAARC Film Festival has built a reputation as being a very important platform and focal point for the promotion, celebration and enjoyment of some of the best films from the SAARC Region.  […]

  • Director of the SAARC Cultural Centre calls on Indian High Commission to promote cultural activities

    Director of the SAARC Cultural Centre, Renuka Ekanayake paid a courtesy call on Acting High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shilpak N. Ambule on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 discussed a number of matters related the SAARC Cultural Centre and its future activities. Director, SAARC Cultural Centre indicated the importance of India’s support in […]