The Matara Festival of the Arts is Inaugurated by the President

Throughout a historic ceremony, President Ranil Wickremesinghe formally began the Matara Pageant of the Arts (MFA) at this time (02). The occasion represents a groundbreaking and world platform showcasing up to date artwork and music from Sri Lanka.

Operating from at this time till February 4th on the Matara Fort, this pageant goals to drive financial and social renewal via collaboration between artwork organizations and the cultural neighborhood.

Influenced by the famend Galle Literary Pageant, the Matara Pageant of the Arts will supply a singular expertise for locals and worldwide vacationers, establishing the south coast as a cultural hub for the brand new yr. The pageant will function fascinating artwork and design exhibitions, musical performances, workshops, neighborhood markets, and different cultural actions.

President Wickremesinghe attended the artwork exhibition and left his mark by drawing two brush marks and leaving a commemorative observe on the web site the place the work have been created.

UNESCO-designated Matara Fort and conventional artwork parts play a key function in contributing to the nation’s financial and social revival. The pageant serves as a platform for world data alternate, benefiting the area people and fostering cultural understanding on a world stage.

Main the Matara Freedom Hub initiative are Ms. Jayanthi Samaraweera Gunawardena, Ms. Chanchala Gunawardena, and Professor Jagath Weerasinghe, who performed a pivotal function in launching the cultural extravaganza. The core program is led by Professor Jagath Weerasinghe and Dr. Sumudi Suraweera.

This represents a further artwork initiative involving 12 artists, together with figures akin to Pradeep Chandrasiri, Priyanthi Anusha, Free Rahman, Hema Shironi, and others. The venture is carried out underneath the steerage of Professor Jagath Weerasinghe.

An outside live performance will happen on the Mahinda Wijesekera Stadium on February 4th, that includes performances akin to people music, jazz, bossa nova, reggae, and fusion of Down-South drumming and jazz drumming. Notable contributions embrace a dwell efficiency by American rap and Carnatic singer Rolex Rasathi.

All aspects of the Matara Pageant of the Arts, besides the ticketed live performance, are open to the general public without spending a dime. President Ranil Wickremesinghe additionally interacted with native and worldwide vacationers attending the cultural pageant.

Following the pageant, President Ranil Wickremesinghe carried out an statement tour of Nilwala Gangabada Park and reviewed the Matara Improvement Plan.

Notable supporters and dignitaries on the occasion included former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, numerous ministers, and different authorities officers.


President Ranil Wickremesinghe inaugurated the Matara Pageant of the Arts, highlighting up to date artwork and music in Sri Lanka and globally. The pageant goals to revitalize the economic system and social elements of Matara via artwork organizations. The pageant affords artwork exhibitions, musical performances, workshops, neighborhood markets, and cultural actions. Group of 12 artists led by Professor Jagath Weerasinghe, and a 7-piece live performance on Independence Day are a part of the pageant. President Wickremesinghe engaged with native and worldwide vacationers, and later visited the Nilwala Gangabada Park and reviewed the Matara Improvement Plan. The occasion was attended by outstanding officers and dignitaries.

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