On thursday, 16 July 2009, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka, H.E. Mr. Tikiri Bandara Maduwegedera, visited the South Asia Institute. Together with the Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka, Mr. Norbert Quack, he participated in the workshop „Made in South Asia“. Alexandra Schott and
Justin Siefert (Department of Histroy) presented the highly interesting issue „Identity in South Asia“, supported by Prof. em. Dietmar
Rothermund, whose lecture complemented the workshop nicely.
After meeting the SAI's board of directors, the guests of honour were received by Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Vera Nünning in the office of the Rector of Heidelberg University. At the same time, Professor Aditya Mukherjee, Director of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of
Advanced Study, and Prof. Mridula Mukherjee, Director of the Nehru
Memorial Muesum and Library, were officially welcomed..
In a lively exchange possibilities of extending scientific cooperation were discussed. The Ambassador's visit ended with his signing of the Golden Book of Heidelberg University.