About Us

OUR OBJECTIVES

(a)  Accept for deposit, books, papers, files, photographs, motion picture films and discs, audiotape and video tape recordings, family heirlooms and memorabilia of the childhood and youth of the said   J.R Jayewardene, items created and collected by him out of personal interest, memorabilia relating to election campaigns, official portraits and awards, medals and gifts received by him;  

 (b)  Accept for deposit, material relating to the said J.R Jayewardene, donated by political party associates, family and personal friends and others;

 (c)   Take all necessary steps to protect and preserve the material referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b); 

 (d)  Provide a reference service on such material;

 (e)  Present exhibitions of such material;

 (f)    Hold scholarly meetings;

 (g)  Hold oral history programmes;

 (h)  Solicit and accept, donations, gifts and bequests of money or other property, for the purpose of maintaining, operating, protecting or improving the Centre;

 

Main Facilities

Auditorium

    Auditorium is a fully equipped reception hall hired out for wedding receptions and similar functions. It is also hired out at very subsidized rates for book
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Japanese museum

    Japanese museum is a separate entity housed in a separate hall which contains mainly mementos depicting exclusively Japanese art and culture.
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The Museum

    One of the most illustrious collections of personal memorabilia, the museum contains about 600 items gifted to President Jayewardene.
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Presidential Archives

    President Jayewardene was a man who believed in preserving everything he possessed for posterity. He had jealously preserved the diaries and most of the exercise books he used as a schoolboy
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The Library

    The library contains over 16000 books and publications mainly in English and Sinhala and a few in other languages such as Tamil, Hindi, Chinese and Japanese.
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The Ryugen Garden

    A replica of the gorgeous courtyards of the Japanese elite is a gift from Rev. Ryugen Tanaka as a token of gratitude to President Jayewardene
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Classes

    The J. R. Jayewardene Centre provides support services for classes conducted in various fields such as
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