Daily Mirror profiles arts entrepreneur Dissanayake '09

The Daily Mirror of Sri Lanka profiles Sulo Dissanayake ’09, a native of Sri Lanka who majored in theater and economics at Bates and won a prestigious Watson travel and research fellowship. Dissanayake used her Watson year to study theater traditions in Indonesia and South Africal to uncover how performing arts go beyond entertainment and serve as a communications tool to transcend barriers. Now back in Sri Lanka, she tells the Daily Mirror that she chose to study in South Africa and Indonesia because they share certain ethnic and social issues with Sri Lanka, along with shared past as Western colonies. Her ultimate goal is to set up an independent contemporary theater company in Sri Lanka. View story from the Daily Mirror, Nov. 22, 2010.

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