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ISLE students at Kilinochchi war memorial
Photo: Fall 2015 ISLE group visits a war victory monument in Jaffna dedicated to the Sri Lankan Army. 

Fall '15 students in front of abayagiri
Photo: Fall '15 students visit the ancient Abayagiri stupa in Anuradhapura.

Fall 2015 students meet with Katukale imam and board of directors

Photo: ISLE students meet with the imam and board of directors of Katukale Mosque after observing jummah (Friday noon prayer).

students walk through Weherahena
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. 

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