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In this article, archeologist Chryshane Mendis explores a case of invented heritage in Colombo: the prison cell in which king Sri Wickrama Rajasingha was supposedly kept after being captured by the British in 1815. (23 November 2020)
An exciting new research project on the historical heritage of the Colombo neighbourhood ‘Slave Island’ has recently kicked off, funded by Dutchculture’s Shared Cultural Hertiage grant. You can read all about here. (05 June 2020).
After a long time the Netherlands Sri Lanka foundation revives its newsletter, which is expected to be launched soon. Our Young Ambassadors are working hard to make this a quarterly appearance. Contact us if you wish to be included in the mailing list. (02 June 2020)
Questioning Heritage – Interview with dr. Jos van Beurden
Six months after the ‘Who Owns Heritage?’ session organised by our foundation, dr. Jos van Beurden agreed to speak with us about his views on the restitution of art and other objects during period of colonial rule. (30 May 2020)
In this article Deborah de Koning, one of our Young Ambassadors and a PhD candidate at Tilburg University, reflects on the current state of Hinduist and Buddhist processions during the Covid-19 pandemic. (29 May 2020)