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Lecture on Kalpitiya : The Lagoon, the Islands and the Sea

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Public Lecture

The Fulbright Alumni Association of Sri Lanka (FAASL)

will be hosting a lecture

by

Deshan Tennekoon and Devaka Seneviratne

on

Kalpitiya

The Lagoon, the Islands and the Sea

A presentation of photographs from a vanishing world. The lives centered on the lagoon and the many marine species of the area are special to the Kalpitiya peninsula. The advent of the Kalpitiya development plan, the impending construction of countless hotels, an airstrip and underwater parks will change irrevocably, these unique natural spaces. This is an attempt to document the rare beauty of an environment and a way of life, while they still exist.

Date: 30th of April 2010

Time: 6.00 – 7.00 p.m.

Refreshments will be served from 5.30 – 6.00 p.m.

Venue: United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission Auditorium

New Address: 22 Flower Terrace (off Flower Road), Colombo 7

Entry: By prior registration – seating on a first-come first-served basis.

Call: 471- 8744 to register

Deshan Tennekoon read Law at King’s College London before inexplicably pursuing a career as a photographer and book designer in Colombo. He was a recent recipient of a Fulbright Professional Scholar Award for photography. He is currently editing the pictures from his time in America and swears they will be ready any month now.

Devaka Seneviratne was a writer and producer for Worldview Global Media. He is now a freelance commercial and documentary photographer undertaking assignments for corporate organisations and institutions. His work has been featured in many books and other publications.