Summary Report: "Culture for Harmony and Peace" project in Sri Lanka Symposium: Reconciliation through Culture – Randooga in Sri Lanka - Accomplishments & Perspective

The Japan Foundation hosted "Culture for Harmony and Peace" project in Sri Lanka, Symposium: Reconciliation through Culture – Randooga in Sri Lanka – Accomplishments & Perspective at Sano Shoin, Hitotsubashi University on December 2, 2013. There were approximately 70 people attended the symposium and the participants who were interested in international exchange, social contribution activities and peace building through culture consisted of students, experts, researchers, business people and foreign students from Sri Lanka.
One of male participants in 30s said, "I felt cultural potential," and another female participant in 60s commented, "I was able to learn a new peace building method."

Some of presentation materials (English) used at the Session 1 "Randooga in Sri Lanka: Accomplishments Report" are as follows.

General Overview: Nirrosion S. Perera (Peace-building Program Facilitator) (PDF:532KB)

Report on Randooga in Jaffna: Nagalingam Shanmugalingam (Professor the University of Jaffna/Sociologist) (PDF:3.12MB)

Report on Randooga in Batticaloa: Sivagnanam Jeyasankar (Senior Lecturer, Eastern University/ Culturologist) (PDF:1.96MB)

Report on Randooga in Galle: Nirrosion S. Perera (Peace-building Program Facilitator) (PDF:2.01MB)


Photo of presentation by  Professor Nagalingam Shanmugalingam

Photo: Professor Nagalingam Shanmugalingam at the University of Jaffna made a presentation on 2012 workshop concert held in Jaffna, the northern part of Sri Lanka at this symposium.


Photo of jam session by Jazz pianist Masahiko Satoh and zitherist Pradeep Ratnayake

Photo: Jazz pianist Masahiko Satoh and zitherist Pradeep Ratnayake had a jam session after the symposium was closed.

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