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Keynote address by Prof. Raj Somadewa at The Annual Research Session 2013 of University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka

The leading and eminent figures of the prehistoric research in this country, Dr. P.E.P Deraniyagala and Dr. Siran Deraniyagala are from your area. Once we thought that history of our civilization was supplanted by the so called Aryans who migrated from the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. New evidence are appearing to argue that it is not a correct historical assumption. As our historical chronicles describe, the Aryan migrants arrived here in 600 BCE. But now we know at least 1800 years before that we were in a position to cremate our deceased relatives and construct burial chambers to deposit their corporeal remains.

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Public Lecturer – POWER OF CURATING: Making Museums Come Alive

POWER OF CURATING: Making Museums Come Alive AMERICAN CENTER HOSTS A PUBLIC LECTURE POWER OF CURATING Making Museums Come Alive Speaker: Karen Lee Smithsonian Curator Wednesday 2013 July 24 3:00 pm National Museum Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha Colombo 07 Karen Lee is a curator from the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum and research complex based in Washington, D.C. She teaches in Asia and Europe and is a highly-valued facilitator devoted to helping museum staff find creative solutions to daunting challenges. A believer in educational outreach and collaboration. Lee couriered a rare American coin on a seven country European tour in 2012. This special project [...]

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