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The Hunt (Denmark) : a Film by Thomas Vinterberg

29 September 2014
Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his
penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a highly regarded ...

Blue is the Warmest Color: a Film by Abdellatif Kechiche

29 August 2014
The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into ...

Building Resilient Communities

The ending of the war was seen by many as a paradigm-shifting moment in the country’s history. But more than four years since the end of the war Sri Lanka remains a troubled nation. New forms of conflict are emerging along with new majority-minority configurations. This project seeks to address ...

Development is the Solution, What is the Problem?

Two development projects titled “Uthuru Wasanthaya” (Northern Spring) and “Negenahira Navodaya” (Reawakening of the East) were initiated in the North and East of Sri Lanka by the government during the last phase of the war. The political strategy behind ...

The past: a Film by Asghar Farhadi

31 July 2014
Writer-director Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to the Oscar-Winning “A Separation” is an intensely gripping emotional drama with a superb script and ...

Sri Lankans of African Descent: Heritage, Identity and Connectivity

10 July 2014
Dr Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (University of London), a past member of the UNESCO International Scientific Committee (Paris) and an elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society ...

Ethics, Secularism and Institutions of Governance

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies and the Centre for Poverty Analysis conducted a roundtable discussion on “Ethics, Secularism, and Institutions of Governance” at the ICES Auditorium on November 27, 2013. The participants were: Professor Charles Taylor best known for his contributions to political philosophy, the philosophy of social science, and intellectual history, Professor Rajiv ...

Film: “12 Years a Slave” by Steve McQueen

27 June 2014
12 Years a Slave is a 2013 British-American historical drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir ...