A Drama Competition for school children in Badulla District was launched as “Rain Water Harvesting & It’s Uses”. Seventeen entries were received from schools in the Badulla District. The competition was held on 26th of September 2015 at SujathaVidyalaya, Badulla. Six Sinhala and ten Tamil drama plays were staged.
The six Sinhala dramas were reviewed by a panel of judges comprising of Mr. Buddhasa Galappaththi, Dramatist-Critic, Ms. Mala Sriyani, Assistant Director of Education – Drama, Provincial Department of Education Uva, and Dr. Tanuja Ariyananda, Executive Director, LRWHF.
The ten Tamil Dramas were reviewed by a panel of judges comprising of Mr. K. Chandrasekaran, Dramatist- Critic, Mr. Ananda Kumara, Teacher Trainer District Education Office – Passara, Mr. D. Stalin, Sociologist, National Water Supply and Drainage Board – Bandarawela.
The best three drama 1st, 2nd and 3rd places were awarded cash prizes of Rs. 20,000, Rs. 15,000, Rs. 10,000 respectively for both mediums and Best Actress and Best Actor awards and certificates were awarded.
Sinhala Medium Drama Competition Winners
- Winner: “Idorayata Wahi Wassamu” – Ba/Maliththa Madhya MahaVidyalaya
- 1st Runner Up: “Gamiyage Yagnawa” – Sujatha Vidyalaya, Badulla
- 2nd Runner Up: “Wasi Jalayai Jeewithayai” – Ba/Kandagolla Secondary School
- Best Actress: Ms.T. Shamila, Ba/Royal College
- Best Actor: Mr. R. M. Chandradeepa, Ba/Kandagolla Secondary School
Tamil Medium Drama Competition Winners
- Winner:“Sinna Sinna Malain Thuligal Serthu Waippome” – Ba/ Haliela Demala Maha Vidyalaya
- 1st Runner Up: “Malai Neere Semippom Nadu Walam Perum” – Ba/ Uwa Highland Demala Maha Vidyalaya
- 2nd Runner Up: “Wanam Tharumneer Thagam Thirukumneer” – Ba/ Walimada Muslim Maha Vidyalaya
- Best Actress: Ms. Rajendrakumar Anne Lechchami, Ba/ Haliela Demala Maha Vidyalaya
- Best Actor: Mr. Siwakumar Jayakumar, Ba/ Haliela Demala Maha Vidyalaya
The certificates and awards of the drama competition were distributed at the closing ceremony by Mr. Thilakarathna, Provincial Director of Education – Uva.