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Canberra Accord - 6th General Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 5, 6 and 7 May 2017

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Participation in the tour of 8th May 2017 (Optional)


Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo

With a history spanning over 200 years, Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo is one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka. This premier colonial heritage hotel by the Sea has earned a reputation over the years for its magnificent structure and ambiance, the old world charm which harks back to the grandeur of old Ceylon, a romantic legacy left by the colonial Governor General who used it as his residence, the exceptional service offered by its well-trained staff and its popularity. View hotel

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US $124 for Single / Double with Breakfast.

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5th May 2017
Venue : City School of Architecture,
104, Kitulwatta Road, Colombo 8
Tel: (+9411)- 5737120, (+9411)- 5737121, (+9411)- 2678270,
Registration 10:00 AM - 11.30 AM
Bus Departs Hotel 11:30 AM
Lunch 12:00 Noon - 13:30
Welcome and Introductions
Chair: Sean Rodrigues,
13:30 - 13:45
Adoption of the Agenda 13:45-14:00
Discussion and approval of minutes of the 4th General Conference Call 14:00-14:20
Report from the Secretariat
Review of activities since May 2016
Future Activities
Break 15:00-15:30
Discussion on how decisions on full membership of provisional members should be made, e.g. during conference calls or fact-to-face. 15:30-17:00
Reception, TBD 18:30
6th May 2017
Venue : Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa, Katubedda.
Tel: +94 112650301 +94 112650188
Bus Departs Hotel 08:00 AM
Call to order 09:00 - 09:05
Signatory Review Decision: ANPADEH. ANPADEH delegates will leave the meeting room during this discussion 09:05 - 09:30
Signatory Review Decision: KAAB. KAAB delegates will leave the meeting room during this discussion 09:30-10:00
Provisional Review Decision: SACAP. SACAP delegates will leave the meeting room during this discussion 10:00 - 10:30
Break 10:30 - 11:00
Updates on the three task forces established at the 5th General Meeting:
1. Implementation of the Canberra Accord
2. Incorporation of the Canberra Accord
3. Small Systems
11:00 - 12:00
Lunch 12:00 - 13:30
Signatory presentations, including reports on implementation of the Canberra Accord. 13:30 - 15:00
Break 15:00 - 15:30
Presentations by provisional members - JABEE, HKIA, IEET, FMiD, SACAP 15:30 - 16:30
Reports by observer organizations 16:00 - 17:30
Dinner 18:30
7th May 2017
Venue : Sri Lanka Institute of Architects,
120/7, Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 7.
Tel: (+9411)-2697109
Bus Departs Hotel 08:00AM
Call to order 09:00 - 09:05
Develop agenda for future CA activity 09:05-09:30
Discussion and approval of the budget for FY 2017 and 2018 09:30 - 10:00
Nomination and selection of Secretariat from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2020 10:00 - 10:30
Election of the Chair 10:30 - 11:15
Location of 7th General Meeting 11:15 - 11:30
Acknowledgements 11:30 - 12:00
Lunch & Adjournment 12:00-14:00
City Tour 14:00
Bus returns to hotel TBD
Tour 8th May 2017 (Optional)
Galle Tour
Lunuganga Garden by Geoffrey Bawa, Tour of Galle Dutch Fort, Light House Hotel by Geoffrey Bawa.
8.30 AM
Cost per person USD $95
(lunch + evening tea)

Galle Tour

Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.

The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population.The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town. It has been since restored.


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