The Portuguese Burghers and their Heritage’ is to be widely discussed at a seminar at International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Colombo on Tuesday 31 from 3.30 pm.
The Portuguese Burghers have long been an important component of Sri Lanka's diverse human landscape. Their contributions to the culture of the island run deep. While they are have historically been present in various parts of Sri Lanka, nowadays they concentrate mostly in the Eastern Province, where their status as a local minority often puts pressure on aspects of their distinctive culture.
preservation within the context of Sri Lanka and the modern world.