Web Seminar "Exploring Heritage, Sri Lanka - Netherlands Relation"

To commemorate 70 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Sri Lanka,  the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development and the Netherlands Sri Lanka Foundation have organised a web seminar delving into different aspects of Dutch-Sri Lankan collaboration in the fields of research and heritage.  In this particular session, we will look at property law, ownership and ethics, water and urban heritage and heritage-related tourism. 

The web seminar ”Exploring Heritage, Sri Lanka - Netherlands Relations” will take place on Thursday 20 October 2022 (12:30-14:30 NL time/CET OR 16:00-18:00 SL time/IST).  

The audience will be welcomed by Her Excellency Ms. Dr. Bonnie Horbach,  Ambassador of the Netherlands to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and Her Excellency Mrs. Aruni Ranaraja, Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. 

During the web seminar (program below), renowned scholars from the Netherlands and Sri Lanka will offer the audience a unique opportunity to look at the outstanding and multifaceted Sri Lankan heritage and at the concept itself of heritage from different perspectives. Following the talks, the seminar attendees will also be able to interact with the speakers and ask questions. 

Lists of speakers (in alphabetical order): 

Prof. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri   

Dr.ir. Maurits W. Ertsen 

Prof. Naazima Kamardeen 

Dr. Apoorva Nanjangud 

Prof. (Dr). D.A.C. Suranga Silva 

Prof. Pieter ter Keurs 

The event is free and proudly supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Sri Lanka.  

To join this free web seminar, please fill out the form: https://fd24.formdesk.com/universiteitleiden/SL-NL20Oct 

 Antique print of the Batticaloa Fort, Sri Lanka by Baldaeus
 Antique print of the Batticaloa Fort, Sri Lanka (1672)




Web Seminar Program