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Council meeting of Commonwealth Association of Architects on Thursday

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The International Architectural Exhibition of the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) is set to take place at the Janakala Kendraya, Battaramulla from 13-17 November, parallel to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) under the guidance of President Archt. Prof Chitra Weddikkara and President of CAA Archt. Rukshan Widyalankara, the event is conducted under the theme ‘Transcending Horizons’. Furthermore, the CAA Council Meeting hosted by SLIA will take place on 13 and 14 November at the SLIA Council Chamber. The International Architectural Exhibition will be formerly declared open on 13 November alongside ‘Reflections of Sri Lanka,’ an exposition on trade, tourism and investment. The exhibition will showcase acclaimed works of architecture by architects from the Commonwealth Nations, which comprises a third of the world’s population. The exhibition is organised by the CAA in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), Ministry of Defence and Urban Development – Urban Development Authority (UDA), Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA), the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB), University of Moratuwa (UOM), City School of Architecture (CSA) and The Geoffrey Bawa Trust. More events will take place alongside to further educate and bring into attention the role played by architects in fast developing nations. The Council Meeting of the CAA hosted by the SLIA will take place on 13 and 14 November and will focus on reviewing and concluding the work of the task groups set-up by the resolutions passed at the Dhaka Assembly in February 2013. The purpose of conducting this exhibition parallel to the CHOGM 2013 is to bring attention ‘to build urban resilience’ in order to promote sustainability and to mitigate the factors posing a threat to the environment to ensure the continuity of the world for future generations. The International Architectural Exhibition held at the Janakala Kendraya, Battaramulla during 13-17 November will be open to the general public on 14, 15 and 17 November. All are encouraged to come and visit this notable event to gain a better understanding of the role played by architecture in our lives.

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