2nd International Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage organized by the Department of Anthropology of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, USJ will be held on 18th and 19th December 2020. This year’s conference will be held under the theme of “Fostering Folklore Research: Enriching Global Citizens through Traditional Insights” as a virtual conference with the participation of the Chief Guest; Snr. Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Prof. Shirantha Heenkenda, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Keynote Speaker; Snr. Prof. Saman Chandra Ranasinghe, Professor in the Department of Languages, Cultural Studies And Performing Arts.
Also, more than 300 participants will participate in the ICICH 2020 through the online platforms to disseminate their new research findings that represent various fields of studies related to the intangible cultural heritage/folklore studies. This year, the conference is chaired by Dr. Nelum Kanthilatha with the assistance of the Secretariat Dr. Tharaka Ananda and advisory committee members; Snr. Porf. Yasanjalie Jayathilake, Head of the Department of Anthropology, Prof. Charmalie Nahallage, Dr. Praneeth Abheysundara and other committee members including Dr. Jayantha Jayasiri, Dr. Sepala Samarasekara and Dr. Raveendra Kumara, Mr. Kanishla Wijerathna, Ms. Bhagya Dilhani etc.