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They came, they played and they conquered. For the 11th consecutive time, the Music Circle of Ananda College unveiled its annual musical fiesta, Rhythm of the Maroons (ROM) at the BMICH on Saturday, October 29.

Professor Kolitha Bhanu Dissanayake was the Chief Guest while former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, the Principal of Ananda S. M. Keerthiratne and the teacher-in-charge K. M. Ratnapala were also present.

ROM 2016 began with a couple of songs dedicated to the mother and then to a rendition of “Ruduru Thuru Vadule” (a tribute to the daughter).

There were guest performances by the dancing troupes of Anula Vidyalaya and Visakha Vidyalaya that adorned the show as well. For the first time in its history, the organisers also awarded a trophy to the best vocalist at the show from the Music Circle itself with the inaugural winner being Sahana Amodya de Silva.

ROM 2016 concluded with the fourth instalment of its annual music competition, Vocalize. The Vocalize champions for this year were Kanchana Anuradhi from Ratnavali Balika Vidyalaya Gampaha (in the solo category) and the choir of Nalanda College.

Proceedings ended with a veritable baila medley with the Music Circle led by its current president, Pasan Induwara bringing down the curtain.

The show was sponsored by Cial Pens, while Vocalize (Generation Four this year) was sponsored by the Northshore College of Business and Technology.

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