The first round competitions of “Kalana 2018”: Performances, Media, Art and Literature Competition organized by the Arts Council, University of Kelaniya was held on the 22nd, 23rd and 25th of October 2018 at the university premises. This competition which is organized with the objective of developing art and communication skills also results in strengthening the collaboration among the undergraduates.
The photography competitions were held on the 22nd at the Art Gallery of the university and the two Veteran Photographers Mr. Indranatha Thenuwara and Mr. Henry Rajakaruna represented the board of judges. On the same day, the two Veteran Music Players, Mr. Samantha Perera and Mr. Mahinda Bandara represented the board of judges of the playing competition. The two Veteran Dancers, Mr. Ravibandhu Vidyapathi and Ms. Samanthi Vidyapathi represented the board of judges of the dancing competititon.
The two award winning Drama Directors, Mr. Rajitha Dissanayake and Mr. Dharmasiri Bandaranayake represented the board of judges of the drama competitions which were held on the 23rd at the Dharmaloka Hall.
The two Veteran Artists, Mr. Chandraguptha Thenuwara and Mr. Jagath Ravindra represented the board of judges of the Art competition and the two Veteran Singers, Mr. Heshan Gamage and Ms. Indika Upamali represented the board of judges of the singing competitions which were held on the 25th.
The event was held under the patronage of Senior Prof. Ariyarathne Athugala, Chairman- Arts Council, University of Kelaniya. Senior Lecturer Dr. Mangala Katugampola, Senior Student Counsellor- Faculty of Social Sciences, Senior Lecturer Mr. Noel Wijayarathne, Senior Student Counsellor- Faculty of Humanities, Senior Lecturer Mr. Aruna Lokuliyana, Head- Department of Mass Communication including its staff members graced the event.