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 An Exhibition of Ritual Design and Performance of Ritual Texts Kohombakakariya from the Kadyan Region, Pahan Maduwa from the Sabaragamuwa Region and Bali Shanti Karmaya from the Low Country

Performed by members of the ritual communities

 

Samkathana II


Travelling Festival of Literature - Discourse Communities in Sinhala Novel (from selected texts)

Schedule for Reading at Peradeniya University

Date: November 20th, 2014
Venue: Board Room of the faculty of Arts
Time: from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Resource Persons
Chaired by:
Prof. Arjuna Parakrama
Professor of English, University of Peradeniya,
Consultant to the HETC Window -3 Research Project on Discourse Communities of the Faculty of Humanities of University of Kelaniya.
Readers:
Dr. Liyanage Amarakeerthi – Department of Sinhala, Author of the novel ‘Kurulu Hadawatha’
Ms. Prageethika Jayasekera – Assistant Commissioner, Department of Education Publications
Mr. Ravindra Ariyarathna – Department of Government Information, Theatre Director & actor


Selected Works for the reading:
(selected on the basis of their relevance to the discourse on caste: from early to late 20th Century Sri Lanka)
Rajapaksha Walawwa by K. Jayahtillake – State Literary Award 1981
Senkottan by Mahinda Prasad Masimbula – State Literary Award 2012, Vidyodaya Award 2012
Kurulu Hadawatha by Liyanage Amarakeerthi – Swarna Pusthaka 2014

Schedule

 5.00 p.m.     Welcome note and inviting Chair to take over the session by Dr. Manoj Alawathukotuwa, Head, Department of
Fine Arts 
 5.03 p.m.  Introduction to the Research on Discourse Communities by Prof. Arjuna Parakrama and Invitation to start the
reading
  
5. 10 p.m.   

  Selected excerpts are read in rotation by:
                              Dr. Amarakeerthi from Kurulu Hadawatha
                              Ms. Jayasekera from Senkottan
                              Mr. Ariyarathna from Rajapaksha Walawwa

 6.30 p.m.

 Discussion Chaired by Prof. Arjuna Parakrama
           Panelists:
               Dr. Liyanage Amarakeerthi 
               Dr. Manoj Alalwathukotuwa
               Ms. Prageethika Jayasekara 

7.00 p.m.
 Conclusion note by Dr. Alawathukotuwa 
REFRESHMENTS



Samkathana II


Travelling Festival of Literature - Discourse Communities in Sinhala Novel (from selected texts)

Schedule for Reading at Sabaragamuwa University

Date: November 18th, 2014
Venue: Main Auditorium
Time: from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Resource Persons
Chaired by:
Dr. Manoj Ariyarathna – Dean, Faculty of Language Studies and Social Sciences
Readers:
Ms. Prageethika Jayasekera – Assistant Commissioner, Department of Education Publications
Mr. Thumindu Dodantenna – Lecturer – Sri Palee Campus of University of Colombo
Mr. Mahinda Prasad Masimbula – Author of ‘Senkottan’, Poet and novelist


Selected Works for the reading:
(selected on the basis of their relevance to the discourse on caste: from early to late 20th Century Sri Lanka)
Rajapaksha Walawwa by K. Jayahtillake – State Literary Award 1981
Senkottan by Mahinda Prasad Masimbula – State Literary Award 2012, Vidyodaya Award 2012
Kurulu Hadawatha by Liyanage Amarakeerthi – Swarna Pusthaka 2014

Schedule

 5.00 p.m.    Welcome note and inviting Chair to take over the session by Dr. Sunil Senavi, Senior Lecturer in Sinhala
 5.03 p.m.   Introduction to the Research on Discourse Communities by Harindra B Dassanayake
 5. 10 p.m.  Selected excerpts are read in rotation by:
                Ms. Jayasekera from Kurulu Hadawatha
                Mr. Mahinda Prasad Masimbula from Senkottan
                Mr. Thumindu Dodantenna from Rajapaksha Walawwa
 6.30 p.m.

 Discussion Chaired by Dr. Manoj Ariyarathna 
            Panelists:
                Mahinda Prasad Masimbula
                Ms. Prageethika Jayasekara 
                Mr. Harindra B Dassanayake

7.00 p.m.

Conclusion note by Dr. Alawathukotuwa

REFRESHMENTS


 


samkathana III


Saṃkathana III: Grande Finale of the Festival of Discourse Communities
Festival of Devotional Music
Uniting voices of the communities in Ratnapura, Jaffna, Vahakotte, Duwa and Batticaloa.
Highlighting vocal traditions of the Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Muslims.

on 5th December 2014 at 6.30 pm
Sri Lanka Foundation Institute,
Independence Square, Colombo 7
Also indicate if you will join us for a Sri Lankan Dinner after the performance at 9 pm.


Samkathana III: A dialogue between tradition and the contemporary” ritual chanting , recitation and singing styles heard in former times in Buddhist homes and rituals, kovils and churches and mosques.
Through Video Art the evening will combine the texts sung from the Vessantara Jatakaya with images of this most popular Jatakaya seen in the murals of Sri Lankan temples. In the back drop of another Video installation, of Ritual Arts from Jaffna , Thevarams, Bhjans and Stotrams will be sung. The transformation of the Kuveni Asne, from the Kohomba Kankariya into a piece of Contemporary Dance will be performed as “Kuvanna’s metemorphosis”.
Our Research Assistants who have been collecting data of the Discourse Communities will be in charge of each component.