Events

In the Thick of Disaster

In the Thick of Disaster Relief at the IDP Camps in Vavuniya, 2009 Speakers Dr. A. Safras Ms. Myrna Setunga Dr. Michael Roberts will preside Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 5:00pm at the ICES Auditorium, 2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8 From late April Dr. Safras was pitched into the heart of the medical relief endeavour ...

National Convention on Saving State Education

National Convention on Saving State Education Today, the state education sector is facing many serious challenges: drastic funding cuts, unprecedented political interference and ad-hoc policy interventions at all levels is seriously affecting the ability of the state education sector to provide a high quality educational service to Sri Lankan citizens. For a country such as ...

FOOTNOTE (Israel)

A film by Joseph Cedar (add flyr) Date: Thursday, 29 November 2012 at 3:00pm and5:30pm Location: ICES Auditorium, Colombo FOOTNOTE (Israel) is the tale of great rivalry between a father and son, two eccentric professors, who have both dedicated their lives to work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears ...

Sri Lankan Communities with Lusitanian Linguistic Links by Dr Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya

(Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London)| on Tuesday 24th July 2012 at 4.00 pm at the ICES Auditorium, 554/6A, Peradeniya Road, Mulgampola, Kandy0 Dr Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (University of London), a member of the UNESCO International Scientific Committee (Paris)  and  an ...

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. ...

The LLRC: From Recommendations to Actions

by Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha One of the saddest aspects of the last three years has been the corrosive distrust among all political players. This is almost relentlessly exacerbated by several factors. The first, and perhaps the most worrying, is what I term a failure of rationalism, the practice of judging situations not in terms of ...

Four Days in September

Four Days in September (Brazil) A film by Bruno Baretto   Date: Friday, 29 June 2012 at 3:00pm and 5:30pm Location: ICES Auditorium, Colombo ...

Meeting of Changing Minds: Nominations and Votes for Women

Final Sharing Meeting of Changing Minds: Nominations and Votes for Women: Hon. M Sumanthiran, TNA MP calls for a campaign to increase representation of women 22nd June 2012, Cinnamon Grand A meeting to share the experiences and findings of the Changing Minds: Nominations and Votes for Women programme implemented by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) in ...

An Evening of Brazilian Cinema

An Evening of Brazilian Cinema conducted by Sanjeev Hewavitharne (Film Critic, Writer and Director)   Date:  Thursday, 7 June 2012 at 5:30pm Location:  ICES Auditorium, Colombo ...

Coping with little support: Batticaloa’s women ex-combatants and their reintegration

by Sonny Inbaraj Krishnan The end of hostilities in May 2009 saw some 270,000 to 300,000 Tamils fleeing the conflict zone in the North and settling in camps for internally displaced people. Fleeing the fighting, together with the civilians, were thousands of Tamil Tiger combatants – many of them injured women fighters – both young ...
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