Harmony of togetherness
Mother Sri Lanka Trust in collaboration with the Art of Living
Foundation launched the first Interfaith Music Festival in Asia, at the
Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium recently.
The festival was a coming-together of 1,500 schoolchildren from over
50 schools from across the island representing the districts of Colombo,
Gampaha, Trincomalee, Jaffna, Puttalam, Ratnapura, Badulla, Matara,
Kalutara and Kandy.
Representing all four religions, along with 300 drummers, 200
dancers, and 50 guitarists, sang songs and chants from all religious
The performers included renowned local musicians such as Edward
Jayakody, Bathiya & Santhush, Charitha Priyadarshani, Jayantha
Ratnayake, Samitha Mudunkotuwa, Athula Adhikari, Toni Hassan among
others who joined the children to sing along. Our photographer Sulochana
Gamage captured these moments from the event.