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Winners of Little Storytellers – 2021

CUP organized the “Little Storyteller” competition for the children in Sri Lanka. The project's key objective was to give children opportunities to enhance their creative thinking while developing presentation skills during the pandemic. The theme of the competition was “COVID changed my life.” The winners were selected in different age groups from 5 to 12 years by the experts in the field, Mr. Athula Ransirilal, the Director, Lanka Television and Radio Academy, and Dr. S. S. Jeyaprakash, Assistant Director, Tower Hall Theatre Foundation.

A total of 318 participants, six were selected as winners. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there was no physical award ceremony, but the certificates of appreciation and awards were sent to the winners’ mailing addresses.

A special appreciation goes to Mr. Sujeewa Nanayakkara, Mr. M.M. Anver, Mr. Roshan Perera, Ms. Malathi Rajapaksha, Mr. Mahinda Saranapala, Mrs. Dilhara Karunanayake, and Mr. Dilshad Saly for their generous support to make the competition a success.


The winners are as follows.

(First row left  to right)

Medium Tamil

Age (5-8 years)

M R Amna
Grade 3
Mt/ Amina National School, Matale

Medium Sinhala

Age (9-12 Years)

H D Maneesha Dulani Wickramasinghe
Grade 7
D S Senanayake Central College, Meerigama

Age (5-8 Years)

Senuli Rashwitha Menon
Grade 3
Mahamaya Girls' College,Kandy

(Second row left  to right)

Medium English

Age (9-12 Years)

H M Onithi Inara Herath
Grade 5
Royal International School, Kurunegala

Age (5-8 Years)

Jacob Paul Willis
Grade 3
Gateway College, Ratmalana

Age (9-12 Years)

Aaliyah Azam
Grade 7
Harrow International School Beruwala

The Children’s Upliftment Programme (CUP)

CUP was founded in May 2004 with the primary objective of building up the future of the younger generation of the country.


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