Sri Lankan Arts & Cultural Museum

Staten Island

Art and artefacts from Sri Lanka are assembled inside the first Sri Lankan museum outside of the country. It was founded by Julia Wijesinghe, daughter of the owner of acclaimed Sri Lankan restaurant Lakruwana.

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