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Lanka Challenge

Date: 29th April 2017

Imagine being able to tell your mates that you travelled 1,000km around Sri Lanka. In a rickshaw adventure. A tuk tuk that you drove. That, friends, is the Lanka Challenge rickshaw adventure: the ultimate road trip for those who like their travel fully-charged and no-holds-barred. Each day you’ll wake up, be told where you need to be by sundown, and get handed a list of challenges to complete along the way – the completion of which will see your team accrue points. The rest is up to you, you big legend.
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Lanka Challenge

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Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival

Date: 13/14th April 2017

Venue: Around the country


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Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festivals

Sinhala and Hindu New Year, one of the most celebrated festivals, symbolizing prosperity and ethnic harmony in the country, is the time of joy and renewal for Sinhala and Tamil population in Sri Lanka. April 13th marks the journey of the Sun from Meena to Mesha (from Pisces to Aries) in the Zodiac advocating the dawn of a new year for Sri Lankansaccording to the Sinhala calendar.The New year vibe spreads all over the island since the beginning of the month of April although celebrated on 13th and 14th of April. New year festivals are held around the island throughout the month, comprising of different traditional games where both children and adults take part in to cherish this joyful period of the year.

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Sancharaka Udawa 2017

Date: 06th & 07th May 2017

Venue: Colombo
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Sancharaka Udawa 2017

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Vesak Festival

Date: 10/11th May 2017

Venue: Around the country


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Vesak Festival

Vesak is the main Buddhist religious festival in Sri Lanka. During this time, people celebrate the triple anniversary of Lord Buddha - his birth, his attaining of Enlightenment and his passing away into Nirvana. Also known as the Buddhist Festival of Light, colorful bamboo framed lanterns adorn the interior of every home and incredible luminous displays decorate the streets of most towns. Visit Bhauddoloka Mawatha, the main street in Colombo, to catch this glowing spectacle in full glory. Vesak marks the first month of the Buddhist Calendar. This is a day spent in reflective prayer as people cease wordly pursuits and engage themselves in religious activities. Devotees Buddhists pray in temples from dawn until the dusk. As the sun sets, devotees partake in processions and return to the temples in the evening to hear monks read stories from sacred texts. Stalls on the roadside distribute free refreshments to passers-by and there are some fantastic mime and street theatre performances, staged on tall platforms near temples in cities and towns throughout the country.

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The Asia Pacific Choir Games(APCG)

Date: 21st - 28th October 2017

Venue: Colombo

With the 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games 2017 being prepared for Colombo, Sri Lanka, INTERKULTUR is eager to explore a new cultural area and tradition, since this is the very first time that an INTERKULTUR event is going to be held in South Asia. Thousands of participants from a host of competing nations will perform in a variety of venues, turning Colombo into a hub for Asia-Pacific choral music. The invitation to this unique event goes not only to choirs from the Asia-Pacific region, but also to ensembles from all around the globe, all of whom will surely find a platform to participate....

The Asia Pacific Choir Games(APCG)


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Tourism fest

Date: 23 December 2017

Venue: Colombo

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) under the guidance of the Ministry of Tourism Development & Christian Religious Affairs is organizing a mega tourism event during the Christmas & New Year Season targeting the tourists visiting Colombo city during this peak season. This event will include a food festival, exhibitions, cultural shows, a Christmas & New Year bazaar and carols to cater the tourists as well as Sri Lankans. ...

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