Sri Lanka is a country which is deeply influenced by traditional forms of art, dance and music. Nourished by Buddhism in the early centuries followed by many foreign invasions latter, as at present our nation is enriched with diversified customs and traditions that holds great dignity and pride in every possible way.
The ‘Civil Pedura’ which was held on the 8th of May organized by the undergraduates of the Department of Civil Engineering corroborated how profoundly they, as engineering undergraduates are radicated by such great creative values by showcasing their talents on folk dance and music.
With the dazzling traditional attire along with a traditional paddy house against the backdrop of a traditional Sinhalese man or which was put together at the Civil ‘meda midula’ in front of the Civil Department premises succeeded to generate so genuine and heartfelt vibes to the night illuminated by lanterns which added more color to the overall setting.
The event commenced with the lightening of the oil lamp and the welcome speech delivered by Dimuth Jayathilake with an open invitation the event was attended by many, both students and the academic staff not only they were present to witness the performances and enjoy but also to entertain the gathering with their talents as well.
TheFormer Head Prof. S.M.A. Nanayakkara also addressed the gathering and admired the talents of the all who contributed to the event. The synchronization of folk dance and music was at its best and well tuned with the collaboration of mind blowing performances were able to astonish the gathering with much joy and satisfaction.
During the break ‘kadala’ and ‘beli mal’ were served as refreshments to all who were present at the event. The Head of the Department Professor J.M.S.J. Bandara also went on appreciating all the hard work that was put together to make the event a great success.
Finally, after the vote thanks which was delivered by Kushan Chandimal the song ‘Ahasa Usata’ was sang demarcating the end of ‘Civil Pedura2017’, one of the most excellently creative events organized by the Department of Civil Engineering of University of Moratuwa.