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First Folklore Research Symposium organised by the Cultural Centre and the Art Assembly of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura will be held on 15th December 2017. This years conference is chaired by Dr, Praneeth Abheysundara, Senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, with the support from the secretary, Prof. Charmalie Nahallage, Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The coordinator of the symposium is Ms. Mayuri Thennakoon from the Cultural Centre. The main objective of the symposium is to encourage the undergraduate students to conduct research and to present them in an academic forum thereby giving the opportunity to develop the research culture from their primary degree period.
The theme of this year conference is “”Former Wisdom and Qualities for Today’s Coexistence”. The tracks range from Food Culture, Folk Literature, Folk Medicine, Folk Life, Traditional Heritage, Folk Songs, Folk Dancing, Folk Art, Folk Drama, Rituals and Magic and Plant and Animal Lore etc.