Public Seminar on the Kandyan Convention of 1815
Posted on March 5th, 2019

Public Seminar on the Kandyan Convention of 1815

March 09, 2019 ( Saturday)

Venue: University of Peradeniya, Arts Theatre, Galaha Road, Peradeniya

Tentative Programme

8.15 am – Registration

8.45 am – Inauguration

Introduction and objectives: Dr. C.M. Madduma Bandara, Emeritus Professor, University of Peradeniya

Speakers & Panelists

  1. Dr. Palitha Kohona, Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Former Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Topic: The Kandyan Convention, 1815: Did We Have a Better Option?”

  1. Sumedha Weerawardhana, University of Peradeniya
    Topic: Role of the Maha Sangha in Drafting and Signing of the Convention”
  2. Senaka Weeraratna, Attorney at Law
    Topic: A Convention Violated and Dishonored?”
  3. Harendranath Dunuwille, Formerly Mayor, City of Kandy
    Topic: Popular Myths and Mis-Conceptions of the Convention”
  4. Samantha Ratwatte, President’s Counsel
    Topic: Legality and Currency of the Convention”

10.45 am – Panel Discussion – Open to Participants

11.30 am – Anusasana by The Most Venerable Niyangoda Vijithasiri Anu Nayake Thero, Malwathu Maha Viharaya , Kandy

11.45 am – End of Seminar

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