French Evening at Kelaniya University on 10th December 2013 [fr]
The French club at Kelaniya University had organized the traditional cultural event in the Department of Modern Languages of the Faculty of Letters .
It took place last evening and was hosted by the Vice-Chancellor Sarath Amunugama, Prof. Lakshman Senevirathna, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, and the Venerable Dr Meemure Gunananda Thero, Head of Department of Modern Languages.
Modern dance, French and Sinhala songs, theater (an adaptation of « the Chair » by Ionesco) and poetry were presented at the rendez-vous.
On this occasion, students from each of the four years of study received awards for their literary compositions, essays or poems , as were published in the journal «Miroir », whose annual appearance is as old as the French Club, within a Department of French, now in its 37th year.
These awards were presented jointly by the Vice-Chancellor and Head of the Department of Cultural Cooperation in the Embassy of France, who spoke there in three languages: French, English and Sinhala.
Posted: a text Dinushika Ranasinghe on the theme of freedom of expression, "indispensable right ... but that should not be used irresponsibly ."
Among the supporters of this pleasant and artistic « Soirée » were Sri Lanka Telecom, but also the Alliance Française de Kotte (AFko), in Colombo, of which the Director was present. AFko offers French courses for all levels including French courses to facilitate access to university studies in France.
http://www.alliancefrkotte.lk/ & www.srilanka.campusfrance.org