Promoting Sri Lankan Arts & Culture

From its origin as a luxury property developer, Fairway Holdings has evolved over the past decade into a conglomerate engaged in a wide range of commercial activities. However we are very conscious of the importance of the arts and culture to our country as a civilizing influence it sorely needs. Accordingly we have made several significant initiatives in this regard. Chief among them is our title sponsorship since 2015 of the world acclaimed “Fairway Galle Literary Festival”. The “Fairway National Literary Awards” inaugurated in 2015, is a companion piece to the Fairway Galle Literary Festival. We are also the sponsors of the Chamber Music Society of Colombo and Soul Sounds.

Fairway Promoting Sri Lankan Arts & Culture

The Fairway Galle Literary Festival

The Fairway Galle Literary Festival provides an exhilarating opportunity every year for lovers of literature, from all over the world, to meet and immerse themselves in an absorbing variety of literary interactions with internationally acclaimed authors. The charm of the heritage city of Galle contributes in no small way to the richness of this experience.

As a socially responsible corporate, committed to the development of arts and culture in Sri Lanka, it is with great pleasure that we assumed the role of title sponsor in 2015, in order to support this Festival that has brought fame and prestige to Sri Lanka.

We are confident that the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2018 will be no less captivating than in previous years, and that all those who attend will bask in the sunshine of literary excellence for a few memorable days.

Fairway National Literary Awards

In 2015, as a companion event to the Fairway Galle Literary Festival, we inaugurated the Fairway National Literary Awards (FNLA) for the authors of the best novels in Sinhala, Tamil and English published in Sri Lanka. The final Awards will be given away at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival. We are very pleased with the increase in the total number of entries since its inception, which indicates a substantial interest in creative writing among Sri Lankans. We look forward to seeing the results at the next year’s award ceremony, which will take place during the 2018 Festival. Also, in November 2017, we held the Fairway English Creative Writing Workshop for the second year for young people aged 16 to 35, which received a very positive response from both the participants and the eminent resource panel.

Chamber Music Society of Colombo

We have been the principal sponsor of the Chamber Music Society of Colombo for four years. The Ensemble of the Chamber Music Society of Colombo is the regions newest platform for exciting and extravagant new interpretations of the classics, and most importantly, a champion for the politically and culturally explosive music of modern Sri Lanka and South Asia. With our on going commitment towards the arts and the artistic community, we wish to make this sponsorship another contribution to support, uplift and make known the creative excellence and exceptional performance of our nations talent.

Soul Sounds

Soul Sounds,ranked among some of the most renowned choirs in the world, is a premier female ensemble, directed by well known pianist and musician, Soundarie David Rodrigo.The choir first came into prominence as the Holy Family Convent Bambalapitiya school Senior choir, when directed by Soundarie David, it won a Sri Lanka Carol Competition in 1996. After they participated in the Llangollen Eistedfodd competition in Wales 2004, and subsequently leaving the school, the choir decided to continue singing with a new and independent identity, Soul Sounds. We have partnered with Soul Sounds for nearly four years.

In conclusion, all these art related sponsorships are long-term commitments and have become important fixtures in our corporate calendar. We pursue these activities with the same passion with which we run our business.