Lesser Known Colombo

Lesser Known Colombo, a three-day workshop about a novel way to discover the city based on a treasure hunt, was held for a limited number of SLINTGL members at Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka on 10th, 11th & 12th Dec 2019.

On the first day, Prof. Asoka Mendis de Zoysa and Capt. Sadath Rajapakse introduced the concept of a treasure hunt to the participants. After spending the second day in the field discovering hidden aspects of Colombo in a real treasure hunt, on the final day the participants did their presentations on the experiences and insights they had gained. Mr. Rakitha Karunaratne, Head of Language Department at the Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka, and other members of the staff there played a major role in the organisation of the event.

Going by the response from the participants and organisers, it was a resounding success. We hope to have more workshops like this in the future.

Venue: GOETHE-INSTITUT SRI LANKA, 39, R.G. Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 7
Tel: +94 11 2694562 Fax: +94 11 2693351 e-mail: info-colombo@goethe.de web: https://www.goethe.de/ins/lk/en/

Day 1: Tuesday, 10th Dec                              

9am – 10.30 am Introduction to the concept of Treasure Hunt 
10.30 am – 11 am Tea break
11 am – 1 pm Insider information on on Colombo
1 pm – 2 pm Lunch
2 pm – 3.30 pm Workshop: Designing a treasure hunt for Colombo
3.30 pm – 3.45 Tea break
3.45 pm – 5 pm Designing a treasure hunt for Colombo 11

Day2: Wednesday, 11th Dec – in the field

Meeting point: Goethe-lnstitut at 9 am

Day3: Thursday, 12th Dec

9am – 10.30 am Feedback/Reflection on Treasure Hunt
10.30 am – 11 am Tea break
11 am – 1 pm Workshop: Preparing booklet/app
11 pm – 2 pm Lunch
2 pm – 3.30 pm Workshop: Preparing booklet/app
3.30 pm – 3.45 Tea break
3.45 pm – 5 pm Workshop: Preparing booklet/app

Materials: map, books on Colombo

4 Replies to “Lesser Known Colombo”

    1. Hi Firnaz,
      We are happy about your interest in our profession.
      Our SLINTGL membership is only available to Licenced National Tourist Guide Lecturers of Sri Lanka.
      We suggest you to follow the course conducted by the “Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management”. Upon successful completion you will be registered as a Tourist Guide Lecturer. It is a process handled by the Sri Lanka Tourism Authority. You can contact SLITHM (011-2382201 – 13, No. 78, Galle Road, Colombo 03) to find out when the next course will take place.

      Our SLINTGL represents National Tourist Guide Lecturers who already have gone through that process and are already NTGLs.

      Hope this helps. Good Luck for your future.

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