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The U.S. Embassy in Colombo has given a grant of $5,000 to bring 30 students and teachers from all over Sri Lanka to the Galle Literary Festival to be held at the end of this week.  The participants come from the University of Ruhuna, Southeastern University, Sabaragamuwa University, and the University of Jaffna.

They will attend a full schedule of events at the festival, meet both national and international writers, and participate in special teambuilding sessions while in Galle. 
 
For five years the Galle Literary Festival has brought together writers and readers from all over the world to Sri Lanka for free and open discussions about culture, literature, history and politics.  Recently, the Festival has expanded its audience by introducing an innovative children’s program and other forms of community outreach that enable a wide variety of people with differing perspectives to learn from one another.  We support these efforts and hope for broad and engaged participation at this year’s festival.  Events like this one can help bring about fuller freedom of expression in Sri Lanka.
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  • Vision8 Tuesday, 25 January 2011 02:10 AM

    Thanks, US. Just the gesture of your support is bigger than anything.

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 25 January 2011 02:22 AM

    We'll give 10000U$ to you ...keep away from us !.

    loku podi guru Monday, 24 January 2011 11:03 AM

    Let's try to keep the sarcasm to a minimum!

    sltk2004 Monday, 24 January 2011 11:16 AM

    This must be another Western conspiracy...

    zorro Monday, 24 January 2011 11:15 AM

    "for free and open discussions about culture, literature, history and politics. ....." my foot!

    MC Monday, 24 January 2011 11:23 AM

    Thanx Julian
    Even super powers make mistakes
    :D

    Damien Monday, 24 January 2011 03:14 PM

    Wow, just $5000 ? The recession has really hit them hard, it seems,


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