The next in the free lecture series organised by the National Trust of Sri Lanka is a lecture on ‘Facets of Social History in Sri Lankan Coins and Currency’ by Frederick Medis, FCSA (Hons). The lecture will be held at the PGIAR Auditorium at 407 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7 on Thursday, October 29 at 6.30 p.m.
The National Trust was formed for the purpose of protecting and safeguarding the tangible and intangible heritage of Sri Lanka. It specifically protects sites, monuments, paintings, artifacts, music, dance, the flora and the fauna not safeguarded by any other institution of the Government of Sri Lanka.
The free monthly lecture series has in the past had lectures on a variety of topics including: Is Sigiriya the Oldest True Tourist Site in Asia by Dr. Roland Silva, The Origins of Contemporary Popular Sinhala Music by Dr. Tissa Abeysekera, Twentieth Century Paintings by Prof. Senaka Bandaranayake, Earliest Photographic Records of Sri Lanka by Arch Ismeth Raheem and Performers, Broadcasters, Producers and Copyright by K. Kanag Isvaran, PC.
For more details, please contact the National Trust of Sri Lanka, c/o PGIR, 407 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7 or telephone 2685217 or Ms Wimala Fernando on 4605143.