Fun and games galore at SunFest

FUN AND GAMES: People at SunFest get involved in a giant tug-of-war. The festival celebrated Sri Lankan culture.

FUN AND GAMES: People at SunFest get involved in a giant tug-of-war. The festival celebrated Sri Lankan culture.

CASTLE Hill Showground erupted with colour when Sydney’s Sri Lankan community came together for SunFest.

The annual event attracted a huge crowd last month, with thousands of people appreciating the amazing dancing, food, and music and drama performances.

The Sinhalese Cultural Forum of NSW Inc spokesman Jagath Senake Kankanamge said it was great to also see people from different backgrounds come to celebrate and learn about Sri Lankan culture.

“Sri Lankans all across the NSW attended this joyous cultural event and had the pleasure of enjoying vivid cultural events as well as fulfilling tastebuds with authentic Sri Lankan cuisine,” he said.

“[The] evening was graced by the vibrant cultural extravaganza filled with dance, singing, drumming and stage plays.”

Among the highlights was the Singithi Aurudu Kumariyo pageant, and a spectacular drumming display by Minto Sinhala School was also popular.

Some of the performances throughout the day was broadcasted on SBS Radio, and the Sri Lankan consul office also attracted a lot of interest.

There was also a lot of fun games for children and adults, including sack races and tug-of-war.

Away from the dancing, singing and games, there was plenty of delicious meals.

SunFest is run by The Sinhalese Cultural Forum of NSW Inc.

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