Current and Recent Programs
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Photo: Spring 2016 students, dressed in saris, smile with their host mothers (amma) and Program Director, Trudy. The students gathered at the ISLE Centre with their family and friends for a Sinhala and Tamil New Year's celebration filled with games and food. Check out more photos from the party on the ISLE Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ISLEProgram
Photo: The Spring 2016 students and Dr. Aruna Rajapaske, professor of archaeology at the University of Peradeniya, visit the Atadage in Polonnaruwa. The Atadage was originally built to house the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha.
Photo: Spring 2016 students and Dr. Rajapakse pose at the top of Sigiriya, an ancient rock palace built during the 5th century B.C.E
Photo: After eight weeks of Kandyan dance classes, Fall 2015 students put on a dance and drumming performance for their friends and host families.
Photo: Fall 2015 ISLE group visits a war victory monument in Jaffna dedicated to the Sri Lankan Army.
Photo: Fall '15 students visit the ancient Abayagiri stupa in Anuradhapura.
Photo: ISLE students meet with the imam and board of directors of Katukale Mosque after observing jummah (Friday noon prayer).
Photo: Fall '15 students walk through Weherahena, a temple near Matara in southern Sri Lanka. The inner walls of the temple are covered with detailed, colorful paintings depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha.
Photo: Spring 2015 ISLE group with Professor Meegaskumbura and two Vedda leaders from a community in Dambana, Sri Lanka.
Photo: Spring '15 ISLE student, Kim holds a giant sea turtle at the turtle hatchery in Ahungalla
Photo: Spring '15 ISLE group inside the Upper Kothmale Hydropower Plant, a large-scale development project. The students toured the site and learned about the project's social and environmental impacts.
Photo: Spring '15 ISLE students smile alongside a bridal party at the Hindu Cultural Centre in Kandy. They attend as a part of their Hindu Religion Seminar led by Dr. Theaver.
Photo: Spring '15 students and Dr. Savi Gunatillake observe the giant oyster fossil collection inside the University of Peradeniya Fossil Lab.
Photo: Spring 2015 ISLE students sit front row at the Gangarama Temple Perahera festival in Colombo. Find more photos of current and recent ISLE students at facebook.com/ISLEProgram