Thursday, 23 March 2023

Dr. Anusha Edirisinghe Director of the CGS represents Sri Lanka at the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee

The seventeenth session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage took place in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco.

It was held from the 28th of November to the 3rd of December 2022.

Delegates from 180 countries attended the session while Dr. Anusha Edirisinghe, Director of the Centre for Gender Studies of the University of Kelaniya participated in this convention representing Sri Lanka.

Dr. Anusha was the principal researcher in the study of “String Puppet Arts” conducted in Ambalangoda in collaboration with Mr. Dilip from the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs. The research contributed to the addition of string puppetry to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2018, for the first time in Sri Lanka. Moreover, she also held an event on the 30th of November, to exhibit String Puppet Art in Sri Lanka in Rabat.


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