Speech Festival brings out the best speakers

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By admin June 15, 2017 22:21

The speech component of the Festival for the Performing Arts organized by the Institute of Music, Speech and Speaking Skills concluded with the Best Performance competition recently.

Running in its 15th year, the Speech Festival took place in 31 centres over a period of 6 weeks, in three centres simultaneously. Directress of the IMSSS, Kamini Perera noted that over 6000 competitors took part this year. Of these numbers, 37 were chosen for the coveted awards at the Best Performers’ Competition.

British High Commissioner, James Dauris was the Chief Guest at the event. The adjudicators this year were Ann Warr, Mary Ann Tear and David Fonville.

 

Youngest Performer to Receive a Gold Medal

Amra Asmy – Colombo – 90 Marks

Performers receiving the highest mark at preliminaries

Ocean Hettiarachchi – Colombo – 95 marks

Himaayath Nuzran – Colombo – 95 marks

Shavindri Peiris – Colombo – 95 marks

Sithuki Wijesiri – Anuradhapura – 95 marks

 

BEST BIBLE READING PERFORMANCE

  • Prashas Perera 

BEST CREATIVE WRITING ESSAY

  • Rashmi Nishidha Benhur 

BEST CREATIVE VERSE

  • Natheesha Halpe

BEST TELEVISION NEWS READING PERFORMANCE

  • Binuk Athauda 

BEST RADIO NEWS READING PERFORMANCE

  • M. Dreamy A. Pandukabhaya

BEST SIGHT READING PERFORMANCE

  • Melisha Perera

BEST IMPROVISATION PERFORMANCE

  • Rethikesh Thiyagarajah 

BEST STORY TELLING PERFORMANCE

  • Tenuja Hettiarachchi

BEST INVENTIVE STORY TELLING PERFORMANCE

  • Lithumi Athukoralalage 

BEST RECITAL PERFORMANCE

  • Binuk Athauda

BEST VERSE SPEAKING PERFORMANCE – JUNIOR

  • Ocean Hettiarachchi 

BEST VERSE SPEAKING PERFORMANCE – SENIOR

  • Kimali Abeynayaka 

BEST PUBLIC SPEAKING PERFORMANCE

  • Akinsa Malporu

BEST PROSE SPEAKING PERFORMANCE

  • Hafza Hussain

BEST PROSE READING PERFORMANCE – JUNIOR

  • Tenuka Bulathsinghala

BEST PROSE READING PERFORMANCE – SENIOR

  • Dinith Hathurusinghe

BEST MIME PERFORMANCE – SENIOR

  • Lahiru Hettiarachchi

BEST MIME PERFORMANCE – JUNIOR

  • Suyash Wanniarachchi 

BEST SHAKESPEARE ACTING PERFORMANCE

  • Sudeepa Pilapitiya 

BEST DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE – JUNIOR

  • Tharuka Joseph 

BEST DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE – SENIOR

Neerada Kulatillake, Anujana Rajakaruna, Thiyesa Jayasundara,

Thidasi Lihiniyakumara, Amadi Wijerathna, Sidath Peiris (From Gampaha) 

BEST COMEDY PERFORMANCE

Ansif Suhurdeen, Kulani Karunaratne, Aneeka De Silva, Vimukthi Udawavidane, Vihara Girihagama,  Thaveesha Balasooriya, Dileesha De Mel, Selini Gamage, Devni Sellahewa, Kyara Mendis, Seyanthi Gunaratne, Isath Kapuge,

Vinuki Perera, Mahen Kanakkahewage, Maithree Bogoda (Lyceum International School- Nugegoda)

BEST GROUP PERFORMANCE

Nilana Bulathsinhala, Ranudi Thotawatte, Imaad Shabry Haleemdeen,

Sethmini Gunawardana, Pahan Egodage,  Imandie Mutucumarana,

Sahiru Randunu, Osandi Wijayasooriya, Kithma Abeyrathna, Fila Firoze,

Paramee Karunanayaka,  Shenaya Pemasiri,  Esala Rajapakshe,

Sayuni Malagammanage, Diyana Andy (Lyceum International School- Nugegoda)

MOST VERSATILE PERFORMANCE

  • Suyash Wanniarachchi 

MOST PROMISING PERFORMANCE (JUVENILE – 7 YRS & UNDER)

  • Kaveen Kohombange 

MOST PROMISING PERFORMANCE (JUNIOR– 8 YRS TO 13 YRS)

  • Himayath Nuzraan 

MOST PROMISING PERFORMANCE(SENIOR – 14 YRS & OVER)

  • A. F. Dilshaath Rukshana

MOST PROMISING PERFORMANCE OUTSTATION

  • A. Shayan (Warakapola) 

BEST PERFORMANCE – OUTSTATION

  • Umedra Vithana Arachchi, Shubiekshaa Sankaran, Shafaa Shafeeg,

Sathya Fernando, Rahma Rukshan,  Haura Hussain, Dhilukshi Sankaran, Anjuni Rathnayake (Kandy) 

BEST PERFORMANCE – ALL ISLAND

Ansif Suhurdeen, Kulani Karunaratne, Aneeka De Silva, Vimukthi Udawavidane, Vihara Girihagama,  Thaveesha Balasooriya, Dileesha De Mel, Selini Gamage, Devni Sellahewa, Kyara Mendis, Seyanthi Gunaratne, Isath Kapuge,

Vinuki Perera, Mahen Kanakkahewage, Maithree Bogoda (Lyceum International School –  Nugegoda) 

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Pictures by Prasanna Somapala

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