Serendib Quiz with Nalaka Gunawardene: Test Your Brain Power, Win Prizes!

Media Release: 15 July 2012

Quizzing is a well established hobby as well as a mind sport around the world. Participants engage in a friendly tussle using quick wits and sharp memories.

Also known as general knowledge competitions, quizzing has been a popular programme type on Lankan radio and TV for several decades. Recently, reality quiz shows on TV have renewed interest in this activity.

Now, a group of quiz enthusiasts have launched named Serendib Quiz, a live quizzing event to nurture a serious quizzing culture in Sri Lanka.

The first Serendib Quiz will be held on Sunday, 29 July 2012 at 2.00 pm at Galadari Hotel, Colombo 1.

The quiz, in English, will involve 50 questions from all areas of knowledge, both local and global. It will be compiled and conducted by Nalaka Gunawardene, one of the most versatile quizzing professionals in Sri Lanka who has over 30 years of experience as a quiz kid turned quizmaster.

Participation in this team event is open to all educational institutions (schools, universities, training institutes), public and private establishments, banks and other financial institutions, as well as groups of private individuals.

Prizes worth a total of Rs. 225,000 can be won by the highest performing teams at this quiz, organised by Quiz World (Pvt) Limited, an educational services company dedicated to promoting quizzing as a mind sport.

Serendib Quiz is sponsored by Commercial Credit PLC in partnership with Sarasavi Bookshop (Pvt) Limited and Fast Ads (Pvt) Limited. The media sponsors are Daily News, Sunday Observer and TV Derana.

Prior registration is required (by or before 24 July 2012). More information, along with the Entry Form, are available on request from Vindana Ariyawansa, phone 0773 996 096; Email:

Author: Nalaka Gunawardene

A science writer by training, I've worked as a journalist and communication specialist across Asia for 30+ years. During this time, I have variously been a news reporter, feature writer, radio presenter, TV quizmaster, documentary film producer, foreign correspondent and journalist trainer. I continue to juggle some of these roles, while also blogging and tweeting and column writing.

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