Stichting Nederland-Sri Lanka
In 1976 the “Stichting
Nederland-Sri Lanka (Ceylon)”
(Netherlands-Sri Lanka Foundation) was founded in The Hague in order to raise funds for the
restoration of the former VOC-orphanage in Colombo.
After a successful campaign the building
could be opened in 1982 as Dutch Period
Museum by the then President Jayewardene.
Afterwards the Stichting
concentrated its activities on:
* co-founding the Netherlands Alumni
Association of Lanka (NAAL) which is joined by former
members of international post-graduate courses in the Netherlands.
The association has now over 500 members and is housed in the Dutch Period Museum.
* finding financial
resources for the publications of NAAL
(Netherlands Alumni Association of Lanka), like:
Sinhala Vocables of Dutch Origin by Dr P.B. Sannasgala; A
book of Dutch Ceylon, links between Sri Lanka and the Netherlands by Dr
R.L. Brohier; De
by Dr R.L.Brohier; The Netherlands Ceylon
Heritage by E. Jongens.
* creating in 1976 the
twinning between the Dutch and Srilankan
municipalities of Velsen and Galle. This twinning has proved to be a
great success. Besides running a number of projects in the fields of housing, community
centres, waste management, computer training etc. much support was given
after the tsunami of 2004. For the victims in Galle nearly one million euros were donated.
information on Sri Lanka, preferably on bilateral relations in the fields
of culture, education
and development cooperation.
website of the Stichting Nederland Sri Lanka
offers the largest collection of links on Sri Lanka
on the internet.
Nederland – Sri Lanka
periodically awards the most promising academic theses, papers and essays
related to Sri Lanka.
Please contact us for more details.
For the time being the Stichting Nederland-Sri Lanka will mainly function as
Nederland-Sri Lanka is independent, not subsidised and is run by
welcome and amount to at least € 15.- per year for
private persons and at least € 25.-
for companies and institutions.
Dr J. Van Goor, former Senior
Lecturer of History at Utrecht University, Chairman
Drs P.J.J. de Bruijn, former Indologist Kern Institute,
Leiden University, Secretary
Prof. dr ir
G.E. Frerks, Professor of Conflict Studies at Wageningen University
Mr B.R. Körner,
former Ambassador of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka
A.A.G. van Schaik, Publicist
Dr L.J. Wagenaar,
Amsterdam Historical Museum, senior curator; History
Department, University of Amsterdam, lecturer
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