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GenPodcast – History in Sri Lanka

GenPodcast – History in Sri Lanka

When we read (historical) sources, we have to ask who is writing it & for whom. Chatted to Anju from Hashtag Generation about ‘history’ in Sri Lanka. What is it, how is it used to suppress or erase and what can we do about it? Tune in!...

Pekoe Trail Podcast – The Fall of The Kandyan Kingdom

Pekoe Trail Podcast – The Fall of The Kandyan Kingdom

The final hurdle of the British invasion of Sri Lanka was the Kingdom of Kandy. Power plays between native elites and their new colonial masters and a disenchantment with the feudal system led to the last King’s capture and British victory. Three notable battles...

Pivotal conversations about Sri lankan contemporary art

Pivotal conversations about Sri lankan contemporary art

The second edition of the #SupportLocalArt: The Talk Series, curated and organised by the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka (MMCA Sri Lanka), took place recently. Initiated by the Saskia Fernando Gallery and supported by Nations Trust Private Banking,...

Sri Lanka’s First Virtual Museum on Religious Freedom

Sri Lanka’s First Virtual Museum on Religious Freedom

By Dimithri Wijesinghe  Religious freedom is the ability provided for every individual – irrespective of the religious community they belong to – to be able to have, hold, change and/or adopt a religious belief of their choice. However, in Sri Lanka, as well as...

Protests in Sri Lanka: A Historical Perspective

Protests in Sri Lanka: A Historical Perspective

This is the transcript of my talk at the Teach-Out organised by Sachini Perera, with Hyshyama Hamin at Independence Square on 8 April 2022. — Today we are witnessing mass protests across the island, in a way we haven’t seen before. Some of you here tonight may be...

The Game Protection Society, est. 1894.

The Game Protection Society, est. 1894.

On 20 March, I read a letter from the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) (WNPS). The letter was shared on Twitter following the removal of the ‘Stop Ecocide’ mural at Viharamahadevi Park. The letter, addressed to the Mayor of...