Conserving Sri Lanka’s Cultural Heritage From Today’s Ravages


Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2022, the book titled “Sustaining Support for Intangible Cultural Heritage” addresses the vulnerability and fragility of sustaining intangible heritage during prolonged shocks, such as the Covid – 19 Pandemic. In addition, the book offers insights into how heritage facilitators and practitioners deal with and safeguard intangible heritage locally and showcases the implications of ecological changes concerning livelihoods to the practice of heritage and education on sustainability.
















Professor Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya, a member of ICOMOS Sri Lanka, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (University of London) and Lecturer at the Faculty of History (University of Cambridge), has co-edited the book. She will discuss the impetus for the book and the themes arising from the contributions.

One of the editors, Gregory Hansen (Professor of Folklore and English, Arkansas University, USA), will join online to introduce the book and their contributions to the book.

Bilinda Nandadeva (Retired Professor and Member of ICOMOS Sri Lanka), the author of one of the book chapters, will also speak about his chapter.

The ICOMOS Sri Lanka “Book Talks” – was held at the PGIAR in Colombo at 6.00 pm on 23rd November 2022




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