To be an effective instrument to the Government Endeavour to cultivate national harmony in Jaffna Peninsula through uplifting the physical quality of life and spiritual value of the people.
05th March 2020 21:26:50 Hours
The Security Forces Jaffna always dedicated to the needs of the community in Jaffna peninsula has taken initiative to conduct JAFFNA GOT TALENT dancing and singing competition in an effort to open up avenues for the youth in Jaffna peninsula to showcase their exclusive aesthetic talents while further strengthening bonds of goodwill, reconciliation and understanding between members of Security Forces and the Community.
Conceptualized and guided by the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya, this competition is exclusively organized under the close supervision of General Officer Commanding 52 Division Major General Sena Waduge and with the assistance of professionals form the Faculty of Arts Jaffna University.
This competition is being held under two categories, dancing and singing whereas competitors get the opportunity to perform in any category of event as per their talents. The preliminary selections of this competition were held on 11 to 15 Feb 2020 at North Ceylon Oriental Musical Society auditorium in Jaffna where large number of enthusiastic contestants participated for the competition, clearly demonstrating that the youth in Jaffna peninsula had been eagerly looking for an opportunity to come forward with their talents.
Giving priority for the transparency throughout this competition the Organizing Committee focused particular attention to balanced judgements and made arrangements to organize two judge panels for the two separate events, whereas two judge panels were formed with the composition of professionals from Faculty of Arts Jaffna University as well as outside professional within Jaffna peninsula and also two judges arranged from outside Jaffna peninsula. At the first stage of preliminary selection held on 11 to 13 Feb 2020, 112 singing contestants and 80 dancing contestants were selected in two separate events and their talents were further evaluated on 14 and 15 Feb 2020 by two separate professional judge panels where 30 singing contestants and 25 dancing contestants were selection for the quarterfinals of the competition.
Accordingly, the quarterfinals of the competition were held at the same venue where the preliminary selections were held and 10 contestants in each category (dancing and singing) were selected for the semifinals which will be held at the Auditorium Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna at 0900 hrs on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 with the participation of Commander Security Forces Jaffna as the Chief Guest.
At the semifinal, 05 contestants in each category will be selected to go for the Grand Finale of the competition which is scheduled to be held at Thanthai Chelva Auditorium, Jaffna at a grand scale. The acting Chief of Deffence Staff and the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest.
The winners of these two separate competitions will be awarded valuable cash prizes, trophies and certificates, as such all 10 contestants who participate in the Grand Finale of the competition will get the opportunity to win cash prizes amounting to Rs. 2 million along with trophies and certificates as per their achievements in the finals.