Sri Lankans of African Descent: Heritage, Identity and Connectivity

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 (Great Britain & Ireland). She has a PhD (Linguistics), an MSc (Finance) and a BSc Honours (Economics) from the University of London. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles in international journals, and has also written eight books (six monographs and two edited books) in the fields of Historical Linguistics, Ethnomusicology, Portuguese Studies, African Diaspora Studies and Ethnography.

shihan de Silva Jayasuriya lecture -10-07-2014-0