President Maithripala Sirisena will be the Chief Guest of the concluding ceremony of the Mahaweli Sports Festival to be held on the 9th to 10th of September at the National Playground in Polonnaruwa.
The Mahaweli Sports Festival is held annually to provide the opportunity for the children of the families living in Mahaweli Zones. This is the 29th consecutive festival which will be participated by about 5000 athletes from 10 Mahaweli Zones.
The Mahaweli Sports Festival, considered as one of oldest sports festivals in the country, bestowed athletes, coaches, sports officers and referees to the sports of Sri Lanka.
It was founded in 1986, with the objective of taking the skills of Mahaweli colonists from national level to international level. The sports festival which started with 7 zones is now spread to 10 zones. Substantial number of athletes who were risen from the Mahaweli Sports Festival have taken the name of Sri Lanka to the international level.