France honours Lankan
Dr. Jacques Soulie, Director of Alliance francaise de Kandy and Dr.
Mark Amerasinghe, former President, a member of Alliance francaise de
Kandy, were honoured by the French Government by bestowing the
Decoration of "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques", on Dr.
Jacques Soulie and "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Artes des Lettres" on Dr.
The ceremony was held at Alliance francaise de Kandy, Peradeniya Road
recently and the decoration was presented by the Ambassador for France
in Sri Lanka and Maldives, His Excellency Monsieur Jean Bernard de
These decorations are given to those who have exemplarily contributed
their skills to cultural and educational fields and to the development
of art, literature and co-operation between France and Sri Lanka.