Coming event in November 2018:  Roundtable “Sri Lanka Update”

 Organized by:  The Netherlands-Sri Lanka Foundation

Time:                    30 November 2018,   14.00 – 17.00 hours

Location:           Utrecht University,  Kromme Nieuwe Gracht 80,
                                Ravensteynzaal (Room 1.06)

Please register by 20 November to:

Roundtable – Sri Lanka Update
The Netherlands-Sri Lanka Foundation cordially invites you to attend the
‘Sri Lanka Update’. The objective of the event is to bring together a community of researchers with a special interest in Sri Lanka studies, whether that concerns the history of Sri Lanka or contemporary politics, economics, and culture.

This event is part of the Netherlands-Sri Lanka Foundation’s broader objective to promote social, cultural, economic, technological and academic relations and linkages between the Netherlands and Sri Lanka.

Key note presentations by:

  • Prof. Dr. Nira Wickramasinghe (Leiden University)
  • Dr. Bart Klem (University of Melbourne)


14:00:    Coffee and tea

14:30″   Words of welcome by the organizers

14:40:    Key note presentation by Prof. Dr. Nira Wickramasinghe :
 “Unmooring  Sri Lanka studies in the 21st century”

15:05:   Q & A

15:20:   Short research pitches from the room (3 min each)
Luc Bulten,  Kristina Hödelin,  Niels Terpstra

15:30:  Coffee break

15:45:   Key note presentation by Dr. Bart Klem:
“Devolution in practice: Taking stock of constitutional reform and power sharing 30 years after the Indo-Lankan Accord.”

16:10:    Q & A

16:25:   Short research pitches from the room (3 min each)
Theresa Leimpek,  Jolle Demmers,  Bente de Leede

16:35:   Discussion: How to move forward?

16.55:   Closing remarks by Prof. Georg  Frerks, University Utrecht
Chairman of the Netherlands-Sri Lanka Foundation

17:00:   Reception with refreshments