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Physical Space

Physical Space



The ICES Auditorium has a conference system supporting 10 people, a podium microphone, two wireless and one collar microphone. Interpretation for up to 25 people in two languages is available. The multimedia system comprises of two projectors each facing opposite walls and two corresponding projector screens (6×8 and 9×12) with a Yamaha/boston acoustics surround sound system. Maximum seating capacity is for approximately 90 persons. The area has wifi coverage as well. For inquiries call or email Lakmali on 0112685085/

The ICES auditorium is fully equipped with with dual ACs, appropriate controlled lighting, Wi-Fi, and has a seating capacity of approximately 85 persons. It is avaiable for lectures, discussions, presentations, conferences, and film screenings.

Audio facilities:

• microphones (including wireless microphones, and/or up to 10 table microphones)
• associated amplifier/speakers
• digital recording facilities


Multimedia facilities:

• multimedia projector interfaced to a LT or a DVD/VHS player
• associated wall mounted projector screen
• subwoofer/surround sound audio

Podium/tables are also available on request.

Auditorium Charges

Rs 8000 per hour

Please contact Shyamalee for further details

T: +94-11-2685085 / 2679745 / 2698048. Ext 103

Please note that ICES does not allow facility usage for political events/activities.



The two libraries in Colombo and Kandy constitute the central academic facility of the Centre, both in resources and standing as the repository of knowledge. The library specialises in social sciences and women’s studies with strong collections on ethnicity, culture and history. It also has an excellent collection on law, religion, anthropology, transitional justice and fiction. It contains one of the best collections on ethnicity and identity politics in the country. The library holdings include material usually unavailable to scholars from the Asian region. The library plays an important role in all academic activities of ICES. It is not only used by the research staff of the Centre, but also serves scholars, academics, senior government officials, politicians, media people, universities and other research institutes. The catalogue is being computerised and will enable better access to the collection in the future. Readers can also make use of the wi-fi facilities inthe library.


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Digital Space

Digital Space
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