Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum NY

Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum NY The First Sri Lankan Museum Outside of Sri Lanka around The World Right here in Staten Island New York 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 archeolog

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 archeolog

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Memories back in 2017 at the US Embassy in Sri Lanka .
07/26/2021

Memories back in 2017 at the US Embassy in Sri Lanka .

Memories back in 2017 at the US Embassy in Sri Lanka .

Where it all began #journey #goals #startedfromthebottom #srilankan #srilankanmuseum #museum #nyc  #museums
07/23/2021

Where it all began #journey #goals #startedfromthebottom #srilankan #srilankanmuseum #museum #nyc #museums

06/26/2021

It was so awesome to meet the Fung Brothers @fungbros and @shenuque ! They are super dope; you guys have to go check out their YouTube channel ! #represent #fungbros #fungbrothers

06/12/2021

Watch how to book a virtual tour at The Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum ! VIRTUAL TOURS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY’S 😇🇱🇰

06/06/2021

Book your virtual tour today 😎🇱🇰 on our page @srilankanmuseum !

Photos from Ray McGuire's post
06/05/2021

Photos from Ray McGuire's post

06/04/2021

About Yesterday 🇺🇸🇱🇰

05/31/2021
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05/31/2021

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New Lakruwana
05/30/2021

New Lakruwana

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Vesak Day is a day to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of Lord Buddha. May Buddha's blessings be up...
05/26/2021

Vesak Day is a day to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of Lord Buddha. May Buddha's blessings be upon us so that we can soon be free of the Corona virus. We wish and hope for everyone's health and happiness on this auspicious day.
Happy Vesak to All!
#vesak #srilanka #buddha

Vesak Day is a day to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of Lord Buddha. May Buddha's blessings be upon us so that we can soon be free of the Corona virus. We wish and hope for everyone's health and happiness on this auspicious day.
Happy Vesak to All!
#vesak #srilanka #buddha

#throwback When @julia.wijesinghe was invited to the NYC Mayors house !
05/24/2021

#throwback When @julia.wijesinghe was invited to the NYC Mayors house !

In Sri Lanka, Republic Day is not a public holiday, and many Sri Lankans are unaware that such a commemoration occurs. N...
05/23/2021

In Sri Lanka, Republic Day is not a public holiday, and many Sri Lankans are unaware that such a commemoration occurs. Nonetheless, May 22 is a significant date in the country's history. Sri Lanka was colonized in the early 16th century. The Portuguese controlled the island first, followed by the Dutch. It became British Ceylon, a British Crown colony, in 1815. The Sri Lankan independence movement arose at the turn of the twentieth century. It was a nonviolent movement aimed at gaining Ceylon's independence. Ceylon proclaimed its independence in 1948. Under the British Empire, the newly independent nation was a Dominion. Ceylon renounced its dominion status and changed its name in 1972. The Republic of Sri Lanka was founded on May 22, 1972. In 1978, the country's name was changed to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka by a new Constitution. The declaration of the republic signaled the beginning of a new period in Sri Lanka's political history. Republic Day was once a national holiday, but it was abolished by the new government in 1978. It was commemorated for a brief time in the 1990s before being forgotten. Nonetheless, some Sri Lankans believe that the Republic Day that has been abandoned is the country's real Independence Day. 🇱🇰

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05/13/2021

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I want to wish the best of luck to these two outstanding candidates who will be running for mayor in NYC ⭐️🇺🇸🏙
05/12/2021

I want to wish the best of luck to these two outstanding candidates who will be running for mayor in NYC ⭐️🇺🇸🏙

***UPDATE**** #museums #srilankanmuseum #nyc
05/12/2021

***UPDATE**** #museums #srilankanmuseum #nyc

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05/09/2021
05/02/2021

How to be Sri Lankan with @erichenryheinrichs 😂🇱🇰#srilanka #srilankatravel #srilankanmuseum #srilankan #srilankadaily

#throwback when @julia.wijesinghe was on live tv in Sri Lanka . On Rupavahini Nugasewana show #represent 🇱🇰🇺🇸
04/28/2021

#throwback when @julia.wijesinghe was on live tv in Sri Lanka . On Rupavahini Nugasewana show #represent 🇱🇰🇺🇸

#throwback when @julia.wijesinghe was on live tv in Sri Lanka . On Rupavahini Nugasewana show #represent 🇱🇰🇺🇸

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

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61 Canal Street
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10304

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Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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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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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🙏❤️🌺