Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Colombo, is an Indian Cultural Centre of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). It was established in 1998 under the aegis of High Commission of India with the aim of building bridges of cultural exchange, to revive and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and Sri Lanka. It seeks to promote India-Sri Lanka cultural co-operation by building on cultural commonalities, people to people contact and creating an awareness of Indian culture in all facets. The Centre offers classes in Bharata Natyam, Kathak, Hindustani & Carnatic vocal, Violin, Sitar, Tabla, Hindi and Yoga. Over the years, the Centre has gained tremendous popularity with nearly 1500 students enrolled in the various classes conducted at the Centre. The Centre organizes programmes, visual art exhibitions, seminars, workshops, lecture demonstrations, food festivals and various out-reach programmes using all soft power tools engaging ICCR scholars, experts, artists and academics from India and Sri Lanka. The Centre also regularly screens Indian films and documentaries at its auditorium. The Centre is equipped with an auditorium with 120 seat capacity for in-house events, smart class rooms, a state of the art Language Lab for teaching Hindi, a space for exhibiting art works, a modern dance studio and satellite TV channels for information about current events in India and Indian culture. The Centre maintains a well-equipped library with over 4500 titles with online database of books, reading room with online access to information about India, Indian journals and newspapers, periodicals, CDs and DVDs. Dr. Rewant Vikram Singh Director Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre High Commission of India 16/2,Gregory's Road Colombo-7 Tel -94-11-2673366/2684698 Fax +94-11-2684697 Email : icc[dot]colombo[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in/iccrcolombo[at]gmail[dot]com https://hcicolombo.gov.in/culturalcenterarchive www.facebook.com/indianculturalcentre twitter.com/CultureColombo