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Karnatic Veena recital and Kathak dance performance

Karnatic Veena Recital by Smt. Yoga Vandana J and Group
Karnatic Veena Recital by Smt. Yoga Vandana J and Group

Consulate General of India, Hambantota organized a “Karnatic Veena Recital led by Smt. Yoga Vandana J and Group and Kathak Dance Performance led by Smt. Jayashree Acharya and Group”, to commemorate India’s 71st Republic Day at Hall de Galle and at Main Hall of Pitabaddara Maha Vidyalaya and at Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium, University of Ruhuna, Matara.

The local hospitality for the troupe for Galle and Matara event was provided by Ministry of Sports, Youth and Cultural Affairs, Southern Provincial Council with venue support by Pitabaddara Maha Vidyalaya, Pitabaddara and University of Ruhuna, Matara.

The event in Galle was graced by Prem Kumar Nair, Consul General of India in Hambantota, A.U Welarathne, Secretary to the Governor of Southern Province, Director of Galle Heritage Foundation H.S Jayalakshmi and Parakrama Dahanayake and Galle Municipal Council members .

The event in Matara was attended senior Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ruhuna, Prof. Saman Chandana, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ruhuna, Matara and the deans and heads of various faculties of the university. The event was witnessed by about 700 people.

The event at Pitabaddara was graced by former Minister of Sports, Youth and Cultural Affairs of Southern Province Weerasumana Weerasinghe and many other guests. The programme was viewed by over 400 people.

The two and half hour performance by the Karnatic Veena Group and Kathak Dance Group kept the audience spellbound at all the venues. They enjoyed the programme and appreciated the efforts of Consulate General of India, Hambantota in bringing such rare and unique music and dance form to Sri Lanka.


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