The students of the second and third years of the Department of Musicology went on a field trip on the 4th of July 2018 from 1:00 a.m. onwards till about 5:00 p.m. to the National Museum, Colombo 07. This was organized by the subject coordinator, Mrs. Iranga Weerakkody. The students following the subjects evolution of music, folklore studies and research methodology participated in this field visit.
An important feature the students learned was the importance and use of literary and
historic sources in studies related to the above. They also observed numerous historical and cultural aspects related to village life and occupations. In addition to this they received the experience of collecting data in the field, how to prepare for a field visit and how to identify the relevant data while in a field visit.