Organization - Lanka Decorative Arts

Lanka Decorative Arts
Basic Information
English Lanka Decorative Arts
Local language
Country Sri Lanka
Category General NGO
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Research
Education and Training
Established year 2010

To promote and disseminate information on the decorative arts of Sri Lanka, and widen the knowledge within local and international communities and institutions, and the general public. Conferences and workshops are convened regularly with different themes. Academic publications are proposed and participation invited.

To convene workshops and conferences to widen understanding of the decorative arts.


LDA – Lanka Decorative Arts is a non-profit association registered in 2010. Funding is sought from different sources to convene the workshops and conference. Overseas and local speakers have participated in the events.

Major Activities

International conferences were convened in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2016. In 2018 LDA plans to have a Crafts conference in Jaffna in collaboration with the University of Jaffna. Currently LDA is convening conferences that bring together international speakers and students and faculty from all parts of the island presenting their socio-cultural and historical topics. LDA is working on building close relationships and reconciliation of the isolated parts of the north and east with the rest of the island. Using themes such as The Kitchen, they have enabled to bring socio-cultural and ethnographic, and historical themes to the forefront.

Contact Information (Organization)
Address Mulberry House, 21 AmerasekeraMawatha, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka
Tel +94 11 2588161

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