Events

‘Herstories’ in Jaffna

ICES partnered with Viluthu to take the exhibition ‘Herstories’ to Jaffna. ‘Herstories’, an archival project researched and curated by Radhika Hettiarachchi, is first of a series of Sri Lankans’ histories that focuses on mothers from the South and North. It highlights their strength in the face of adversity, and their hopes for their children’s ...

The people’s right to know

With staggered power cuts being imposed in different areas and the country surviving on billions of dollars in debts, we need to stress again the urgent need for a Right to Information Bill. Some years ago UPFA leaders were boasting about so many new power plants which would make it possible to supply electricity even ...

Picturing Reconciliation Film Festival comes to Kandy

Showing at the E.L. Senanayake Children’s Library Auditorium, Kotugodella Veediya, Kandy 7th, 8th, 9th, October 2012 To download the Kandy schedule click here (07th-09th September) click Here A former Liberian General traverses the country seeking forgiveness; Palestinians and Israelis come together to stop violence; a Cambodian film-maker persuades a Khmer Rouge leader to talk about his ...

Malabar Secrets: South Indian Muslim Men’s Sociality Across the Indian Ocean

A Lecture by Dr. Fillippo Osella on Friday, 23rd November, 2012
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Picturing Reconciliation: An International Film Festival (Colombo, Galle, Kandy & Jaffna)

Colombo, Galle, Kandy and Jaffna ‘Picturing Reconciliation’ was screened in four cities during 2012. Screenings were held in Colombo (17th, 18th and 19th of September), Kandy(7th,08th and 9th of October), Mathara (7th, 8th and 9th of November) and Jaffna (23rd, 24th and 25th of November). The film festival brought together a collection of documentary films ...

Picturing Reconciliation: An International Film Festival (Colombo)

The International Film Festival Picturing Reconciliation organized by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) took place from the 24th to 26thJanuary at the Punchi Theatre, Borella. It featured twelve local and international documentaries. The festival featured discussions on films by eminent personalities. Mr Gamini Viyangoda, Vidharshana Kannangara and Chulananda Samaranayake headed an interesting and lively conversation about ...

Up-country Tamil’s Legal and Cultural Citizenship

‘Up-country Tamil’s Legal and Cultural Citizenship in Post-War Sri Lanka by Prof. Daniel Bass. Ceylon today Article ...

Women as Depicted in Ancient Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

by Sirima Kiribamune and Harsha Seneviratne.
This work brings together archaeological material relevant to the study of women during pre-colonial times in order to facilitate future research. ...

Workshop on ‘Post-War Futures

Workshop-Agenda_21-Feb-2013More than three years following the conclusion of a three-decade-old armed conflict, Sri Lanka’s social, economic and political future appears uncertain. While armed conflict is absent, there has been little progress in realising a just and equal society where diversity and dissent is respected and accepted. It is, nevertheless, an important moment in Sri Lanka’s ...

Economic and Social Justice for Women

The Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, New Delhi, (PWESCR) and the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES), will host a roundtable discussion on ...
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