Mr. Jean-Marin Schuh, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, bestowed the honorary distinction of Palmes académiques (Order of the Academic Palms) to Mr. Sarath Amunugama, Emeritus Professor, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, and Mr. Rahula Attalage, Former Vice-Chancellor and Senior Professor at the University of Moratuwa. The ceremony was held at the Residence of France, on Wednesday 6th June 2018, in the presence of Mrs. Hélène Conway-Mouret, member of the French Senate, on an official visit to Sri Lanka.
LabCitoyen is back! Participate and win a trip to Paris ... Go ahead, think hard, Paris is waiting for your brilliant minds!
What is LabCitoyen 2018?
Designed by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Institut Français, in collaboration with La Maison des Cultures du Monde, LabCitoyen is an international youth forum that aims at promoting the French language as a tool for debate and action on the major issues of our time.
Young citizens from all over the world, winners of the LabCitoyen contest, will be invited to a 10 days trip in France and will participate to conferences, debates, cultural visits and workshops!
Three French women, three artists at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival – Power to the imagination! January 24th to 28th, 2018
Three French artists will participate in the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2018: the photographer Marie-Caroline Senlis, the writer Maylis de Kerangal and, through her film, the film director Dominique Cabrera. Since its launch in 2007, the festival has become one of the most important literary events in South Asia for both authors and literary fans around the world. The festival is celebrated every year around the historic Dutch Fort of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The gender gap – a photography contest at the Alliance Française, focus your lenses now and go on clicking!
The contest is open until November 26th and the winner will be announced at a special and public evening on December 7th, where all the photos of the participants will be exhibited.
Four young people of different convictions are travelling the world to discover initiatives for interreligious or interconvictional dialogue and the promotion of living together. Feedback on the InterFaith Tour project and their trip in Sri Lanka.
For its 6th edition, LabCitoyen looked at “Human Rights in the City”/“Droits humains dans la ville”, in recognition to the leading role of the City as an actor and space for human rights, their enjoyment and guarantee (as a service providers and public policy makers in education, health or accommodation). The winner of LabCitoyen 2017 tells us about her experience in Paris.
With the changing cityscapes, rural settings are on a fast-track to modernisation. In future, many people will start living in cities. Cities have emerged to be places of innovation and it’s necessary to make the city, smart and sustainable. In 2017, the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and Maldives organised a series of events on the theme of the ‘Global City’ titled FOCUS. FOCUS events aim at fostering debates and ideas, but also sharing scientific analysis and knowledge on themes of common interest to Sri Lanka and France. In this framework the Embassy in collaboration with Junior Chamber International (JCI) – Sri Lanka presented an interactive seminar titled ‘Citizens’ Engagement in Tomorrow’s City’.
For our next FOCUS event , we will hold an interactive discussion on « Citizen’s engagement for Tomorrow’s city “. For those who want to make a difference, September 15th 2017 at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo.
What is FOCUS?
One of our flagship events of the year, FOCUS is an essential component of the scientific and cultural action of the year, and of France’s diplomacy of influence.
What is LabCitoyen 2017?
Designed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Institut Français, in collaboration with La Maison des Cultures du Monde, LabCitoyen is an international youth forum that aims at promoting the French language as a tool for debate and action on the major issues of our time.
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