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The Sri Lankan Festival for the Performing Arts


The British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance & Speech UK Of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron

Annual Island wide competitions in Music and Speech & Drama held in

May, June & August


Anuradhapura, Bandarawela, Batticaloa, Badulla, Beruwala, Colombo, Chilaw, Gampaha, Galle, Gampola, Hatton, Kandy, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Lindula, Matara, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, Negombo, Polonnaruwa, Puttalam, Pammunugama, Raddolugama, Ratnapura, Talawakele, Welimada.


Amateur performers of a minimum age of 3 yrs in Solo, Duo, Trio and Group performances.

Music: Western & Eastern Musical Instruments, Vocal Solo/Duet/Trio/Quartet/Group & Choral Singing

Speech & Drama: Verse Speaking, Prose Speaking, Story Telling, Inventive Story Telling, News Reading, Bible Reading, Prose & Sight Reading, Public Speaking, Mime, Improvisation, Creative Writing, Acting

• Assessment by an International Adjudicator

• Certificates awarded to all participants

• Trophies & Medals to winners

• Special Awards for All Island Winners

• Handsome cash award/ Scholarship to UK for the Best Performance Winner

A festival provides many things: the stimulus of preparing for a public occasion; the Opportunity to hear the work of others; and the chance to receive advice from a Professional adjudicator…someone whom that performer may never have the Opportunity to meet in any other way.

Festivals bring forward the specially gifted. Many famous names found their first platform at their local festival and then perhaps move further afield, presenting their work always to a fresh audience.