Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum NY

Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum NY The First Sri Lankan Museum Abroad from Sri Lanka in New York
President of Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum - Julia Wijesinghe Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum was opened in March 27th 2017 at 668 Bay Street Staten Island NY 10304 by a young girl of 18 years old, Julia Wijesinghe .
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This Non-profit
Organization is run by Cultural Heritage of Sri Lanka Inc. . Julia was born and raised in New York from a Sri Lankan background family, where she built up her pride to Sri Lanka and its cultural values. When she begins to learn her ancestral heritage she started to see how vibrant it is that she wanted to be responsible to show it to the World. Her father is an artist and archeological enthusiast. He arranged the restaurant as well as his home with a fair amount of rare archeological artifacts collected from Sri Lanka. Julia always had been influenced by her father with his creativity right at home and at his restaurant . As for her father Lakruwana Wijesinghe opening the first Sri Lankan restaurant in New York she was glad and honored to finally open a museum of her own and being the first of it’s at abroad from Sri Lanka. Lakruwana Wijesinghe is also a philanthropist that he donated his own 3 acre land for the benefit of the general public. This land located at Ratnapura Sri Lanka is accommodated beautifully with a shrine room for worship, a pre school , library with a playground and a community center. The expenses of these facilities are being funded and operated since 2004. Julia’s father did this in memory of his late loving mother L.K.B Premawathi. Since then Julia Wijesinghe was also passed down the influence of charity work herself and will start to continue what her father started and with the museum she will build it up and make a difference.

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It’s so nice to share this sitar at the Sri Lankan Museum because of its personal story behind and who it belongs too. T...
04/22/2021

It’s so nice to share this sitar at the Sri Lankan Museum because of its personal story behind and who it belongs too. This piece used to be played by my grandma❤️🙏🏼.

It’s so nice to share this sitar at the Sri Lankan Museum because of its personal story behind and who it belongs too. This piece used to be played by my grandma❤️🙏🏼.

04/21/2021
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04/14/2021

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04/14/2021

Wish you all a happy Sinhala and Tamil new year 🇱🇰❤️❤️❤️
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04/11/2021

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Will keep you all updated when we will re-open the museum in the Summer ! You can Check out our website posted in the bi...
04/10/2021

Will keep you all updated when we will re-open the museum in the Summer ! You can Check out our website posted in the bio above. Hope to see you all in the summer.

Will keep you all updated when we will re-open the museum in the Summer ! You can Check out our website posted in the bio above. Hope to see you all in the summer.

Happy Birthday Namal Aiya 🇱🇰🎉 @namal_rajapaksa have a bless one ⭐️#Minister of Youth & Sports of Sri Lanka#srilanka
04/09/2021

Happy Birthday Namal Aiya 🇱🇰🎉 @namal_rajapaksa have a bless one ⭐️#Minister of Youth & Sports of Sri Lanka
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Happy Birthday Namal Aiya 🇱🇰🎉 @namal_rajapaksa have a bless one ⭐️#Minister of Youth & Sports of Sri Lanka
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04/08/2021

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Congratulations ❤️ @pushpika_desilva  keep shinning ✨⭐️💫🇱🇰
04/06/2021

Congratulations ❤️ @pushpika_desilva keep shinning ✨⭐️💫🇱🇰

Congratulations ❤️ @pushpika_desilva keep shinning ✨⭐️💫🇱🇰

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04/04/2021

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Where it all started ......
04/04/2021

Where it all started ......

Where it all started ......

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03/31/2021

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Can’t wait to reopen in the summer 🥰 #museum #srilankanmuseum #newyork
03/31/2021

Can’t wait to reopen in the summer 🥰 #museum #srilankanmuseum #newyork

Can’t wait to reopen in the summer 🥰 #museum #srilankanmuseum #newyork

Happy Holi ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💗
03/29/2021

Happy Holi ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💗

Happy Holi ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💗

All this could happen because of my parents believing in me . ❤️ Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilan...
03/27/2021

All this could happen because of my parents believing in me . ❤️ Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatravel #museum #museums #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity

All this could happen because of my parents believing in me . ❤️ Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatravel #museum #museums #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity

@newyorkermag Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatrave...
03/27/2021

@newyorkermag Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatravel #museum #museums #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity

@newyorkermag Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatravel #museum #museums #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity

Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatra...
03/27/2021

Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatravel #museum #museums #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #nypd #nypdfinest

Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatravel #museum #museums #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #nypd #nypdfinest

Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatra...
03/27/2021

Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatravel #museum #museums #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity

Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatravel #museum #museums #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity

Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatra...
03/27/2021

Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatravel #museum #museums #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity

🙏🏼Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankat...
03/27/2021

🙏🏼Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatravel #museum #museums #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity

🙏🏼Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatravel #museum #museums #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity

Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary
03/27/2021

Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary

Memories 🇱🇰 4 Year Anniversary

4 year Anniversary of Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum ❤️ first opened in my Dad’s Restaurant Basement . A day I’ll neve...
03/27/2021

4 year Anniversary of Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum ❤️ first opened in my Dad’s Restaurant Basement . A day I’ll never forget and a day that made history . 🇱🇰🇺🇸🙏🏼 #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatravel #museum #museums #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity

4 year Anniversary of Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum ❤️ first opened in my Dad’s Restaurant Basement . A day I’ll never forget and a day that made history . 🇱🇰🇺🇸🙏🏼 #juliawijesinghe #srilanka #srilankanmuseum #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #srilankatravel #museum #museums #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity

Mentioned in the paper today 🇺🇸🇱🇰 @ceylontoday_digital  Ceylon Today Newspaper
03/21/2021

Mentioned in the paper today 🇺🇸🇱🇰 @ceylontoday_digital Ceylon Today Newspaper

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to the Greatest Actor in Sinhala Cinema Mr. Gamini Foneska❤️🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️ 🇱🇰
03/21/2021

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to the Greatest Actor in Sinhala Cinema Mr. Gamini Foneska❤️🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️ 🇱🇰

In Buddhism , water symbolizes life , the purest form of food , and water is the particular element which in nature carr...
03/19/2021

In Buddhism , water symbolizes life , the purest form of food , and water is the particular element which in nature carries everything together . Water symbolizes purity , clarity and calmness , and reminds us to cleanse our minds and attain the state of purity .

In Buddhism , water symbolizes life , the purest form of food , and water is the particular element which in nature carries everything together . Water symbolizes purity , clarity and calmness , and reminds us to cleanse our minds and attain the state of purity .

03/17/2021

That time when Husain Jiffry visited my museum when it was located at my dads restaurant basement 🇱🇰. He is known to be a Sri Lankan born American Bassist who performed in Herb Alpert’s album “Stepin out” which won Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 56th Grammy Awards in 2014. #represent #srilankan #hussainjiffry #museum #srilankanmuseum

03/17/2021

That time when Husain Jiffry visited my museum when it was located at my dads restaurant basement 🇱🇰. He is known to be a Sri Lankan born American Bassist who performed in Herb Alpert’s album “Stepin out” which won Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 56th Grammy Awards in 2014. #represent #srilankan #hussainjiffry #museum #srilankanmuseum

25 years ago, on this day Sri Lanka were crowned World Cup Champions ; with a 7 wicket  win over Austriala . 🇱🇰🇱🇰❤️#sril...
03/17/2021

25 years ago, on this day Sri Lanka were crowned World Cup Champions ; with a 7 wicket win over Austriala . 🇱🇰🇱🇰❤️#srilanka #cricketlovers #1996worldcup #srilankacricket

It was nice to meet Cesar Vargas today ; who is running for borough president in Staten Island 🇺🇸. We exchanged many ide...
03/16/2021

It was nice to meet Cesar Vargas today ; who is running for borough president in Staten Island 🇺🇸. We exchanged many ideas and discussed about how important culture is and diversity here on Staten Island . Also discussed about how to promote small business. 🇺🇸 @dreameresq

It was nice to meet Cesar Vargas today ; who is running for borough president in Staten Island 🇺🇸. We exchanged many ideas and discussed about how important culture is and diversity here on Staten Island . Also discussed about how to promote small business. 🇺🇸 @dreameresq

Can’t wait to re-open the museum in the summer . One on one tours 🙏🏼 #srilanka #srilankatravel #nyctours #nyctourism #sr...
03/14/2021

Can’t wait to re-open the museum in the summer . One on one tours 🙏🏼 #srilanka #srilankatravel #nyctours #nyctourism #srilankanmuseum #juliasdailybread #museum #museumofmodernart #museums

Can’t wait to re-open the museum in the summer . One on one tours 🙏🏼 #srilanka #srilankatravel #nyctours #nyctourism #srilankanmuseum #juliasdailybread #museum #museumofmodernart #museums

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Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum was opened in March 27th 2017 at 668 Bay Street Staten Island NY 10304 by a young girl of 18 years old, Julia Wijesinghe . This Non-profit Organization is run by Cultural Heritage of Sri Lanka Inc. . Julia was born and raised in New York from a Sri Lankan background family, where she built up her pride to Sri Lanka and its cultural values. When she begins to learn her ancestral heritage she started to see how vibrant it is that she wanted to be responsible to show it to the World. Her father is an artist and archeological enthusiast. He arranged the restaurant as well as his home with a fair amount of rare archeological artifacts collected from Sri Lanka. Julia always had been influenced by her father with his creativity right at home and at his restaurant . As for her father Lakruwana Wijesinghe opening the first Sri Lankan restaurant in New York she was glad and honored to finally open a museum of her own and being the first of it’s at abroad from Sri Lanka.Lakruwana Wijesinghe is also a philanthropist that he donated his own 3 acre land for the benefit of the general public. This land located at Ratnapura Sri Lanka is accommodated beautifully with a shrine room for worship, a pre school , library with a playground and a community center. The expenses of these facilities are being funded and operated since 2004. Julia’s father did this in memory of his late loving mother L.K.B Premawathi. Since then Julia Wijesinghe was also passed down the influence of charity work herself and will start to continue what her father started and with the museum she will build it up and make a difference.

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(සතිපතා තීරුව ).යුරෝ කලාපය සමඟ විදේශ ප්‍රතිපත්තිය -ආචාර්ය ශ්‍රීමාල් ප්‍රනාන්දු විසින් රචිත ලිපිය ( සිලෝන් ටුඩේ ) ( The Weekly Column .).Foreign Policy with the Eurozone By Dr Srimal Fernando ( Ceylon Today-p8)
අපගේ නිර්භීත ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ත්‍රිවිධ හමුදාවේ කැපවීම ධෛර්යය නිසා අපි අද නිදහසේ සුවපහසු ලෙස සන්සුන්ව නිදාගන්නෙමු. We sleep soundly in our beds because of their courage ,bravery and loyalty to our beloved motherland Sri Lanka
අන්තර් රඳා පැවැත්ම : ශ්‍රී ලංකා විදේශ ප්‍රතිපත්තියේ " නොර්ඩික්ස් " ස්වභාවය"-ආචාර්ය ශ්‍රීමාල් ප්‍රනාන්දු විසින් රචිත ලිපිය ( සිලෝන් ටුඩේ ) ( The Weekly Column .).Nordicness in SL Foreign Policy By Dr Srimal Fernando ( Ceylon Today-p8)
(සතිපතා තීරුව ) උතුරු නැගෙනහිර ආසියාවේ භූදේශපාලනික වැදගත්කම-ආචාර්ය ශ්‍රීමාල් ප්‍රනාන්දු විසින් රචිත ලිපිය ( සිලෝන් ටුඩේ ) ( The Weekly Column .)North East Asia Geopolitical SignificanceBy Dr Srimal Fernando ( Ceylon Today-p8)
තීරණාත්මක කාලවලදී., අඳුරුතම යුගයේ දී, වීරෝදාර ශ්‍රී ලංකා සෙන්පති කොබ්බෑකඩුව ශ්‍රී ලංකා හමුදාවන්ට ඇති ලොකුම ශක්තිය විය. In critical times,in the darkest era , the heroic Sri Lankan General, Kobbekaduwa, was the greatest strength for the Sri Lankan forces https://
Sabba paapassa akaranan... kusalassa upasampada... oba siyalu denatama jayen jayama wewa.
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Well done - and proud of you! Keep up the good work. :)
Very proud of you, will definitely visit one day!
GOODLUCK TODAY JULIA NANGI❤️ You have come such a long way and I’m so proud of your achievements! Can’t wait to see the beautiful museum you have created!☺️
Beautiful place! Beautiful family! Thank you, Julia, for sharing your experience and knowledge with us🙏❤️🌺