Lankan dancers/drummers entertaining Singaporeans
The new year festival organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy in
Singapore was highly delighted by the cultural dancing group of the
National Youth Services Council - Sri Lanka.
the invitation of the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Singapore Mrs. Jayathri
Samarakoon a dancing group of 14 (male and female) dancers under the
leadership of the dancing instructress Nadeera Chandimani Perera visited
Singapore to grace the New Year Festival celebrations.
The cultural group consisted of 7 male and 7 female dancers. The
Youth Dancing Group conducted 3 dancing tamashas in different places in
Singapore and they performed their final tamasha at the new year
festival held at Thomson City in the presence of Sri Lankans,
Singaporeans and foreign tourist audience.
This variety show represented Udarata (Kandyan) Pahata rata (low
country), Sabaragamu, Bharatha dancing styles. The dancing items like
pooja, (Kandyan) Wadigapatuna Thelme. Ginisisila (low country), Mayura,
Gajaga, Wes, (Kandyan), Mattra (Bharatha) and a drums symphony (Kandyan,
Hewisi, Thammeta, Sak, Devolbera, Udekki and Horana) were included in
the tamasha. The audience was highly rejoiced and applauded specially
for Gini Sisila, Wadigapatuna, drums symphony and Malakkama.
The chief guest of the festival is the ambassador for Sri Lanka in
Singapore Mrs. Jayathri Samarakoon.
The audience was highly amazed, appreciated, commended and marveled
over the dancing acrobats of the Sri Lankan artist and dancing styles of
The group was in Singapore from April 16 to 20 as the guests of the
ambassador. The Chairman and the Director General of the NYSC Bhaswara
Senanka Gunaratne co-ordinated the program.
Pix & story by Wehelle Piyathilake Maharagama