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  • SAARC International Conference on ‘Archeology of Buddhism: Recent Discoveries in South Asia’, Concludes Successfully.

      SAARC Cultural Centre is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the SAARC International Conference on ‘Archeology of Buddhism: Recent Discoveries in South Asia’ and all its associated activities. The Conference, which included the Paper Reading and Poster Sessions, was held from 22 to 24 August 2012 at the Buddhist Cultural Centre, in the […]

  • The Lord Buddha through Contemporary Eyes: An Exhibition of Paintings by Contemporary Artists

      21-26 August 2012 at JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo 7Call for Entries The SAARC Cultural Centre invites entries from artists residing in Sri Lanka to showcase their creative works on the above mentioned theme. The selected entries will be part of an exclusive exhibition which is scheduled to coincide with the SAARC International Conference on […]

  • SAARC Artist Camp 2012

      Meet some of the best artists from the Region, from the 7th-10th of June, at the scenic location of the Water’s Edge. Watch them put their creative thoughts on canvass. Exhibition of their paintings will be at the J.D.A Perera Gallery from the 8th – 10th of June 2012. An event not to be […]

  • SAARC Film Festival 2012

      SAARC Cultural Centre will be once again be hosting the SAARC Film Festival from the 16th to the 20th of May 2012, in Colombo. Regional films of late are becoming popular not only in the region but globally as well. The SAARC Cultural Centre takes pride in promoting Arts and Culture in the region, […]

  • SAARC Film Day Series 2012

      With a view to promote the Regional Cinema, the SAARC Cultural Centre will be holding a SAARC Film Day every month, in collaboration with the National Film Cooperation of Sri Lanka. Films and documentaries from the Member States will be screened every month for the general public and to promote young Film Directors, artists […]

  • Foundation Day Lecture

      The SAARC Cultural Centre was established in Sri Lanka on 25 March 2009. To mark this occasion, the SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo has instituted an annual Foundation Day (25 March) Lecture wherein eminent speakers would be invited to share their thoughts on a chosen aspect of culture of South Asia. The First Foundation Day […]

  • SAARC Film Day Series 2012

    With a view to promote the Regional Cinema, the SAARC Cultural Centre will be holding a SAARC Film Day every month, in collaboration with the National Film Cooperation of Sri Lanka. Films and documentaries from the Member States will be screened every month for the general public and to promote young Film Directors, artists and […]

  • Circulation of Cultures and Culture of Circulation: Diasporic Cultures of South Asia during 18th to 20th Centuries

      SAARC Cultural Centre is pleased to announce the SAARC Regional Conference on ‘Circulation of Cultures and Culture of Circulation: Diasporic Cultures of South Asia during 18th to 20th Centuries’ (Galle, Sri Lanka, 15-17 March 2012). The Conference is the first part of a Research project on ‘Diasporic Cultures of South Asia during 18th to […]

  • Circulation of Cultures and Culture of Circulation: Diasporic Cultures of South Asia during 18th to 20th Centuries

      SAARC Cultural Centre is pleased to announce the SAARC Regional Conference on ‘Circulation of Cultures and Culture of Circulation: Diasporic Cultures of South Asia during 18th to 20th Centuries’ (Galle, Sri Lanka, 15-17 March 2012). The Conference is the first part of a Research project on ‘Diasporic Cultures of South Asia during 18th to […]

  • SAARC International Womens Day

      SAARC Cultural Centre, together with the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Culture, will celebrate International Women’s day with a panel discussion featuring Sri Lanka’s well known women in the Arts and Culture. The topic under discussion is “ Cultural Identity and Contribution of Women in South Asia” The panel discussants are Somalatha Subasinghe- Cinematographer, […]