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International Conference on Heritage as Soft Power - 2019

International Conference on Heritage as Soft Power organized by the Centre for Heritage Studies of the University of Kelaniya was held on the 26th & 27th of December 2019 at the University of Kelaniya.

Emeritus Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne delivered the keynote address at the Inauguration Ceremony on 26th of December, 2019. Professor D. M. Semasinghe, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya graced the event as the Chief Guest.

Prof. J. B. Disanayake- Former Ambassador to Thailand, Dr. Sonia Jasrotia- ICCR Chair, Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University, Cambodia, Mr.W.M. Senevirathna- Former Ambassador to Nepal, Dr. Rewant Vikram Singh, Director- Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Sri Lanka, Prof. Patrick Rathnayake, Dean- Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Prof. M. M. Gunathilaka, Dean- Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya graced this Conference as Guests of Honours.

Prof. Sasanka Perera, Professor in Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi delivered a special lecture on 27th of December, 2019.

Furthermore, Prof. Anura Manatunga, Director- Centre for Heritage Studies, Ms. Nadeera Hewawasan, Deputy Director- Centre for Heritage Studies, Academic Staff Members of the University of Kelaniya, Research Paper Presenters (Sri Lankan & Foreign), Undergraduates, and Special Invitees were participated in this event.

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