Representing Sri Lanka in the Face of Conflict
6pm, Wednesday 23 February 2011
Venue: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, The Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
Tickets – £2 PEN Members / Students, £3 For others
Sri Lanka has been home to one of the longest civil wars in recent history, yet this conflict has gone relatively unreported and attacks upon journalists are widespread. In this special event exploring the long and complex history behind the conflict, Priyath Liyanage, head of the BBC Singala Service, will show an extract from his film August Sun and discuss his experiences of representing Sri Lanka in both the media and on film. He’ll be joined by Dr. Minoli Salgado, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Sussex and author of Writing Sri Lanka: Literature, Resistance and the Politics of Place and members of the Sri Lanka Peace and Justice Campaign.
This event is being organised and hosted by the inaugural English PEN student group, based at King’s College, London.