Published on: April 18, 2024

Application Deadline Extended for ‘Wasath Siriya 2024’ Awurudu Kumara/ Awurudu Kumariya Contest

  • Standard Cycle Race Applications close 12.00 Noon on 25th April.
  • Marathon Applications close at 10.00 a.m. on 26th April.
  • Exciting Prizes Awaits All Winners.

The application deadline for the Awurudu Kumara/ Awurudu Kumariya (Open) competition of the “Wasath Siriya 2024” celebration for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year which is being organized by the Welfare Society of the Presidential Secretariat along with other ministries had been extended until 23rd April 2024. The event will be held on Saturday, 27th April, 2024 at Shangri-La Green, Galle Face, Colombo.

The contestants must submit a recent colour photograph taken within the last three months along with their name, age, height, address and phone number. All applicants must be unmarried individuals aged between 18 and 30 years. Completed applications should be submitted via WhatsApp at 077-1557146 before 3.00 p.m. on 23rd April 2024.

The “Wasath Siriya” Awurudu Kumara/ Awurudu Kumariya (Open) competition offers valuable prizes, including cash rewards of Rs.100, 000 for first place, Rs.75, 000 for second place, and Rs.50, 000 for third place. Additionally, the first 12 winners will also receive valuable prices and certifictaes. The organizing committee holds the final decision regarding competition conditions. Further information could be obtained from Mrs. Krisanthi Vitharana (Coordinator) at 0718412300.

The competitions have been divided into three sections, namely State Section, Open Section, and Guest Section, and feature a total of 17 competitions for both men and women. These competitions are open to the staff members of ministries and government institutions, their family members, friends, and children. In the public sector competitions, it is mandatory to present the identity card issued by the relevant government institution.

Additionally, there will be an inclusive segment open to all Sri Lankans, featuring 16 competitive activities. These include the “Pura Sariya” Standard Cycle Race, Marathon Race, Sliding Tree, Tug of War, Wrestling, Candle Lighting, Bursting the Balloons, Placing the Eye on the Elephant, Picking Toffees, Best Smile, and Awurudu Kumara/ Awurudu Kumariya contests, catering to participants of all ages and interests.

Also, there is a guest section for foreigners, embassies, foreign institutions, and nearby hotels, consisting of 10 events where foreigners can participate. These include Placing the Eye on the Elephant, Wasana Muttiya Bindeema, Needle Threading, Sagayata kiri kaweema, Bursting the Balloons, lime on the spoon race, musical chairs and musical hats competitions, bun eating contest, and drinking milk with a soother.

The festivities will continue with the “Wasath Siriya- Miazi musical concert”, which will commence at 7:00 pm at the venue with the participation of renowned singers.


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