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The American Institute for Lankan Studies Center is located in Colombo.


Ira Unamboowe in the AISLS library

The Executive Director of the center is Mrs. Ira Unamboowe. She is assisted by Mrs. Deepthi Guneratne and Mr. M. de S. Weerasooriya.

The Center sponsors invitational workshops and small conferences. These meetings bring together academics, researchers, and others from Sri Lanka and the United States who have a common scholarly interest. The Center also offers a reference library of about 1,500 books and a selection of journals, offprints, conference proceedings, and electronic resources.

The center provides additional services to AISLS Fellows and AISLS members. The Colombo staff will procure and ship documents and publications for these individuals at cost. To make use of this service, the center staff. Once you have received your materials, if you are paying in dollars send your check, made out to AISLS, to John Rogers, 155 Pine St., Belmont, MA 02478. In addition, the staff is available to advise AISLS members and fellows regarding practical matters such as living arrangements, security and safety, physician referrals, and travel arrangements, and to offer assistance in locating translators and research assistants.

The center staff invites you to visit when you are in Colombo. The Center is located at 5/22 Sulaiman Terrace, Colombo 5. Sulaiman Terrace is off the southern end of Jawatta Road. After turning into Sulaiman Terrace, take your first left and go to the end of the lane.

Contact Information
Address: 5/22 Sulaiman Terrace
Colombo 5, Sri Lanka
Phone: 2508512
Email:
Hours: The office is normally open from 9:30 to 4, Monday to Friday, but as the staff sometimes need to be elsewhere it is best to call for an appointment.

 

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