Sri Lankan Week





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Time/date Monday, Oct 24, 2016. - Friday, Oct 28, 2016.
Venue Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
10/24 “Sri Lankan Week Parade 2016” 12:10-12:25 at Fountain
The parade showcases many traditional Sri Lankan dance acts following a display of Sri Lankan traditional fire breathing that will finish off with a flag procession.
10/25 “Musical Eve” 18:30-19:30 at Fountain
A collection of songs and musical accolades accompanied by Sri Lankan dances as an occasion to celebrate Sri Lankan culture with our fellow brethren at APU.
10/26 "Sri Lankan Sports" 14:00-16:00 at Lawn behind the library
A host of Sri Lankan traditional games like 'Goni Paneema', to give our friends a chance to enjoy the thrill of Sri Lankan traditional sports.
10/28 "Sri Lanka Japan Sustainability Symposium" 15:00-17:00 at Administration Building (Building A) 3rd floor, Conference Room 5
A platform to bring together Japanese businesses and Sri Lankan businesses to enable discussions on shaping the future of the relations on a sustainable overview.

“Sri Lankan Week Grand Show 2016” 18:30- (doors open 18:00) at Millennium Hall
The theme is based on the Tsunami disaster that struck and shook Sri Lanka in the year 2004. Many cultural songs, dances, and a drama highlight the real story of how Sri Lankans eventually recovered from the disaster.

10/24 - 10/28 9:00-16:00 @APU Cafeteria Triangle Space
Sri Lankan tea and traditional masks of Sri Lanka at the booth in the cafeteria.

10/24 - 10/27 9:00-16:00 @Cafeteria
Sri Lankan Traditional Street food items
Sri Lankan street food which is known all over the world for its delicious, spicy flavor will be available for our APU friends.


It is not an easy task to represent a country with a vibrant culture spanning over 2,500 years, but we aim to bring you the essence of Sri Lanka so that you can experience our homeland, in its purest sense.

We will start the week with our Sri Lankan Parade on Monday, featuring feats of fire-breathing. This will be followed by the acoustic treat of Sri Lankan music on Tuesday, and traditional Sri Lankan games on Wednesday. Together with Sri Lankan cuisine in the cafeteria, these events will bring to you the unique flavor of Sri Lanka. Naturally, the experience of Sri Lanka Week would not be complete without our grand show on Friday.

In closing, let me take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the 76 Sri Lankan Week Ambassadors at APU for their dedication and commitment, to all of our loved ones back at home for their support, and finally to each and every one of you who have helped us make this event a success. I hope that this Sri Lanka Week will be a memorable experience for all of you, and all of us!

Sri Lankan Week Promotional Video 2016:

Srilankan week 2016 Musical Event Crew