ISLE Program

2008 Spring Photo Gallery

We'll add more photos here throughout the 2008 Spring ISLE program. Photos from the most recent program activities will be at the top of the page.  


SESSION 1 and NORTHERN TOUR 

shrine
Experiencing Polonnaruwa's eclectic religious culture at a Siva kovil (shrine)
on the Northern Tour.

Mihintale Stupa 
The group atop Mihintale rock on the Northern Tour; Mihintale stupa in the background. 

Grain grinding
Chris tries his hand at grinding kurukkan grain in the eco-village.  

Sam mystery
Sam looks to the sky for answers in front of Anuradhapura's
enigmatic "star gate" inscription. 

Sinhala lesson 
Aliya, Mr. Herath, Adam, and Sam during Sinhala class at the Tissawewa resthouse. 

Sinhala on the road
Mr. Herath conducts a mobile Sinhala class with Asteria en route to
Anuradhapura on the Northern Tour in Session 1. 

 

ARRIVAL AND ORIENTATION

Sinhala
ISLE students make their way through one of Mr. Herath's Sinhala readings.

Sam and brothers
Sam and his mallis (younger brothers) are all smiles at the host-family tea.

Pre-planning
Sam and Marjorie are showered in yellow flowers while walking from the university back to the
ISLE Center on the group's first day in Kandy.

Pre-planning
John fills students in on the history of the University of Peradeniya in front of the Arts Faculty building during an orientation tour.

Prof. Silva
Arts Faculty dean and ISLE professor Tudor Silva welcomes this
spring's ISLE group to the University of Peradeniya.