Dutch Horizons: Relations between Sri Lanka and the Netherlands

East India Company ship “Amsterdam” anchored in front of the old Arsenal of the Admiralty of Amsterdam, now the National Maritime Museum

To mark the 400th anniversary of the Dutch East India Company, plus the fact that exactly 400 years ago the first Dutchman set foot in Sri Lanka, Liesbeth de Bakker sailed forth to find out how Sri Lankans see their shared history with the Netherlands and how they view contemporary ties.

Producer: Liesbeth de Bakker

Broadcast: June 2, 2002