Panel Discussions

Literary Evening With Nayomi Munaweera

International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo cordially invites you On Writing War, Imagining Peace: A Conversation with author, Nayomi Munaweera about her novel, “ Island of a Thousand Mirrors” ( long- listed for Man Asia Literary Prize) on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the ICES Auditorium, 2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8 ...

What Ails Higher Education in Sri Lanka

by Muttukrishna Sarvananthan Ph.D. (Principal Researcher, Point Pedro Institute of Development, Point Pedro) Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri (Head, Department of History, University of Colombo and President, Federation of University Teachers’ Associations) will respond on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 4.00 pm at the ICES Auditorium , 2 Kynsey Terrace Colombo 08 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

History: From an Ideological Battlefield to an Oasis of Ethnic Reconciliation

by Prof. Desmond Mallikarachi, Prof. Gamini Keerawella and Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri Date: Monday, 28th May 2012 at 5:00pm Location: University of Peradeniya ...

Reflections on the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

by Dinesha Samararatne and Dayani Panagoda Date: Thursday, 3rd November, 2011 – 5:30 – 7:00pm Location: ICES Board Room ...

Religion, Homosexuality and Homophobia

Religion, Homosexuality and Homophobia together on any given day makes for a sensitive and controversial issue. It was this issue that was addressed at a discussion at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) on Thursday 19 May 2011. The discussion was attended by Dr. Lenagala Siriniwasa Thera, Rev. Sydney Knight and N.M. Reyaz who ...

Future Security & Implications of the PTA/ERs in Post-War Sri Lanka

On 09th March 2010, The International Center for Ethnic Studies held a roundtable discussion on the Future Security & Implications of the PTA/ERs in Post-War Sri Lanka. The roundtable was led by Dr. Rohan Gunaratna (Head, The International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore), Shanaka Jayasekara, (Associate ...

Democracy and Nationalism

“Democracy and Nationalism” Key speakers: Prof Shantha K Hennayake, Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya and Dr Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri, Department of History, University of Colombo. Chaired by Dr Amarakeerthi Liyanage, Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya. 25 November 2009. ...
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