Sri Lanka in the ABU TV Song Festival

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Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Member station MTV Channel
Participation summary
Appearances 3
First appearance 2012
Last appearance 2016

The participation of Sri Lanka in the ABU TV Song Festival has occurred twice since the inaugural ABU TV Song Festival began in 2012. Since their début in 2012, the Sri Lankan entry has been organised by the national broadcaster MTV Channel. Arjuna Rookantha and Shanika Madhumali and Sarith and Surith have both represented the nation at the 2012 and 2013 festivals respectively. In 2014, Sri Lanka withdrew from the festival.

History[edit]

MTV Channel is one of the founder members in the ABU TV Song Festivals, having participated in the very first ABU TV Song Festival 2012.[1]

Withdrawal[edit]

Sri Lanka was not present on the final participation list that was published by the ABU. The reasons for withdrawal from the ABU TV Song Festival 2014 are unknown.[2]

Contestants[edit]

Year Artist Language Title English translation
2012 Arjuna Rookantha and Shanika Madhumali Sinhalese "Me Jeewithe (මේජීවිතේ)" This Life
2013 Sarith and Surith[3] English "Together, Forever" -
2014 Did not compete
2015
2016 Shehara Liyanage English "Something 'bout You and I" -
2017 Did not compete

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamzah, Hanizah. "ABU TV Song Festival". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 September 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Line-up announced for 3rd ABU TV Song Festival". abu.org.my. ABU. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "ABU TV Song Festival - Sri Lanka". Performer's profile. abuhanoi2013.com. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013.