Dr. Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London will deliver a lecture on, “Sri Lankans of African Descent: Heritage, Identity and Connectivity” at the ICES Auditorium at No: 2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8 on Thursday, 10th July 2014 from 4.30 pm.

Dr. Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya is a past member of the UNESCO International Scientific Committee (Paris) and an elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (Great Britain & Ireland). She is the author of numerous monographs and two edited books in the field of Historical Linguistics.

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