ECONOMYNEXT – The study of historical records in Sri Lanka from British rule is coming under the spotlight at on online forum organized by the National Trust, an organization that promotes the island’s heritage and knowledge.
Gamini Keerawella, a former Peradeniya University Professor, will deliver the October 2020 monthly lecture on ‘Colonial knowledge formation under British rule and modern Sri Lanka historiography.
“Knowledge formation constitutes an important aspect of British colonialism in Asia,” the National Trust said in introducing the lecture.
“Acquiring knowledge of the past of colonial territories and their subjects remained an integral element of the colonial knowledge formation.
“The modern Sri Lankan historiography took its current shape in this process. Sri Lanka lays claim to one of the ancient and continuous historical traditions in Asia.”
The presentation will be made online on Thursday October 29 at 1830 hours.
The lectures will be broadcast on the following links and platforms.