Discovering the Spirit of Buddha in the Land of Elephants-A unique project initiated by Mr. Michael Sarnacki,
Posted on May 6th, 2011

EMBASSY OF SRI LANKA,
WASHINGTON DC

Dear Sri Lankans,
 
We wish to inform you about a unique project initiated by Mr. Michael Sarnacki, an American photographer and a writer from Michigan, who has been in and out of Sri Lanka for the last 15 years.

Michael Sarnacki has been working in our country for almost fifteen years, annually documenting Kandy Esala Perahera.  He has assembled his photographs and research text in a pre-published manuscript entitled, Sri Lanka and the Kandy Esala Perahera. The text of the book has been gone through by a panel of Sri Lankan experts chaired by the Vice Chancellor of Peradeniya University.

Now after many years, he wishes to publish this world-class book and assemble an exhibition of photographs that can travel the world.  We now have the opportunity to help him to make this book and exhibition a reality.
 
The Embassy invites potential sponsors to help with this endeavor. All required details are provided by Mr Sarnacki in his email below.  I would suggest that individuals could make contributions to this project, as this is a great opportunity to expose Sri Lanka to the world, which can create greater awareness of our culture and add further interest with American and Canadian tourists to understand our beautiful island.

EMBASSY OF SRI LANKA

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Dear Friend,

As many of you know, I have been soliciting funds for my work in Sri Lanka.  Through the kindness and generosity of many people, the pledge effort on Kickstarter has been going well, however there is still have a long way to go.  In response to your suggestions, I have added a new award level for pre-ordering the book on Kickstarter.  

I urge you to go to the link below, learn about the project and consider becoming a part of this effort.  The deadline is June 1st.  If you intend to contribute, I ask that you do it sooner than later in the month.

This is the most ambitious project of my career: 15 years in the making.  I’ve created a most amazing body of work and documented one of the world’s greatest cultural events. Help me show it to the world.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1768620282/sri-lanka-and-the-kandy-esala-perahera

Respectfully,

Michael Sarnacki
[email protected]

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