Sri Lankan Week is an event that has been in the APU calendar since 2003. I am grateful to my seniors for starting this tradition and giving me the chance to participate and carry forward this practice by spreading the ethos of my beautiful motherland.
Sri Lanka is a multi-ethnic country where Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burghers live in harmony in this magnificent island and share various customs and traditions. Throughout the course of the week we have organized various events to give the students and staff of APU a firsthand experience of Sri Lankan culture. We started the week with a traditional parade that showcases one of the most glamorous parades that occur annually in Sri Lanka known as the Kandy Parade. The week continues with various events such as the food event, sports event and musical event and finally the grand show on the last day.
When looking back I am happy to see the steady progress made by the Sri Lankan Week. The numbers of countries joining us as well as the number of participants have far exceeded our expectations. I am grateful to all those students from other countries who took time to support us. Finally, I would like to express my appreciation to all my fellow Sri Lankans who committed to this year’s Sri Lankan week. I believe that the dedication and the spirit of our community will lead to great improvements in future Sri Lankan weeks.