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A lecture on the topic "Colonial knowledge formation under British rule and modern Sri Lankan historiography" will be held on October 29 by the National Trust Sri Lanka. The lecture will be conducted by Professor Gamini Keerawella, Ph.D. 

A former senior professor in modern history at the University of Peradeniya, Professor Gamini Keerawella also served as a visiting senior research fellow at the University of Western Australia. Professor Keerawella’s areas of research include historiography under British Rule in Sri Lanka, peace and security in the Indian ocean, identity politics and post-colonial state formation in Sri Lanka. The professor has authored over 50 research publications.

The National Trust for Cultural and Natural Heritage is a national non profit association instituted to protect and raise public awareness of the tangible and intangible heritage of the island which is n protected by any institution of the Government.

The trust conducts monthly lectures on the last Thursday of each month. The lectures are open to the members and the public free of charge. This lecture is the trust’s 129th session of their monthly lecture series. The HNB Sustainability Foundation is the principal sponsor of the event. 

The lecture will be held on October 29  from 6:30pm – 8:00 pm. Interested persons may register at for further updates.


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