MUST-SEE: Pattini-Kannaki devotion photo exhibition 22 & 23 Feb

new poster with edited website
By Sharni Jayawardena
& Malathi de Alwis


“In a context where Sri Lanka is slowly emerging from three decades of civil war, and attempting to stitch together a social fabric tragically bifurcated … it seems timely to reflect on the shared history and traditions of Sinhalese and Tamils, Buddhists and Hindus. As a sorrowing yet resilient woman who punishes but also offers succour to multitudes, Pattini/Kannaki is especially a symbol of hope to the many war widows and women-headed households now constituting a significant percentage of the population”.

22 & 23 February 2014

On 21 Feb the website www.invokingthegoddess.lk  will be published for a greater glimpse of this intriguing story.

Sharni Jayawardena is a Documentary Filmmaker and Photographer & Malathi de Alwis is a Socio-Cultural Anthropologist.

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