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Lanka Decorative Arts in collaboration with the Department of Fine Arts – Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya will hold an international conference titled “Kitchen: Culinary Ethnology in Sri Lanka” from August 4 to 7, 2016. The four-day international conference is sponsored by the American Centre and spans study tours, academic presentations, discussions, performances and culinary demonstrations and will take place in Kandy, Colombo and Galle.

The two keynote addresses will be given by Prof. Elizabeth Simpson (Professor on Ancient Art, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York) and Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne (former head of the Archaeology Department, University of Peradeniya; former Director of the Central Cultural Fund and former Ambassador to India). The event will bring together academics and students from the universities of Colombo, Peradeniya, Moratuwa, Jaffna, Batticaloa and South Eastern University, Oluvil.