For the first time in history, the EU Film Festival will be held at the Centre for Performing Arts Theatre Complex Hall in Jaffna from December 1 to 5 at 1 pm and 3 pm, bringing new hope for peace and harmony through cultural ties.
Sri Lanka has finally got the stage ready to launch an aggressive Nation branding campaign that can propel the country to be the ‘Wonder of Asia’. In fact, the total media blitz from ground zero echoed some of the pillars of an effective Nation Branding strategy of a country.
Sri Lanka is one of many countries today that have developed a strong and active interest in its international image, and are beginning to try and understand whether it is possible to exercise some influence over it, rather than leave it to the mercy of international public opinion, ignorance, and the media.
Sri Lankan officials have impounded the new edition of The Economist magazine. They did so after it published an opinion piece critical of constitutional changes.
The debate over immigration policy has already taken a hard right turn in Australia after boatloads of Sri Lankan Tamils washed up on its shores.
Sri Lanka showed the warmth its people are known for when one of the biggest Bollywood extravaganzas, the International Indian Film Academy awards, came to town at the weekend.
It was just like the Peace Corps in reverse," she said. The Peace Corps sent Americans abroad to learn about other cultures, but my mother was sent to the U.S. as Sri Lanka's first cultural ambassador in 1971. "We were supposed to learn all about American culture.
...enjoying the full patronage of the Government of France and the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka, the AF de Kotte joins the ranks of the other official Alliance Francaise Centres in Kandy, Matara/Galle and Jaffna, offering French language classes to all age groups.