Sandeshavali Kavi Naluva, a theatrical performance produced by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, was staged concurrently to the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura on 2nd April 2019 at Bandaranayaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).
Sandeshavali Kavi Naluva is founded on Sandesha Kavya, namely; Paravi Sandeshaya, Kokila Sandeshaya, Selalihini Sandeshaya, Gira Sandeshaya and Hansa Sandeshaya written during the Kotte period of the Sri Lankan history. The performance, specifically set against the backdrop of the reign of the king Parakramabahu VI of the kingdom of Kotte during 1412-1467, draws on the traditions of Musical Theatre and Poetic Drama. It enacts the core of the Sandesha Kavya, and portrays on-stage a significant facet of the Sri Lankan literary history to the 21st century audience.
The Sandeshawali Kawinaluwa has now been published on YouTube providing the opportunity to share this precious experience among a larger audience.