Ten years on since its initial start date, the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival (FGLF) is back – bigger and better. The Literary Festival looks to showcase participants who inspire and are inspired. Taking place from January 11 – 15 2017, the 2017 FGLF will feature 110 events including their extremely popular MAS Children’s Programme.
There will be a variety of discussions, debates, literary awards, panels, tea and poetry readings, cookery demonstrations, gourmet events, performances and live music events for festival goers to enjoy. FGLF introduces for the first time, a complimentary Sinhala programming to highlight the diversity of the Sinhala Literary Arts through discussions, poetry readings, short films and writings in translations amongst others. For the little ones, an Outreach Children’s Programme in Jaffna on the 17th & 18th January 2017 with the aim to develop the literary arts in English in the North and bring the world to the children of Jaffna through some wonderful international children’s authors.
If you are looking to be a part of the 2017 FGLF and still looking for accommodations, search no further. Both of our fully-staffed villa, the Ambassador’s House and Villa Pooja Kanda are absolutely perfect.
Located right within the atmospheric Galle Fort (where the Literary Festival takes place), Ambassador’s House offers more than just a place to sleep and rest. The spacious historic house has five ensuite bedrooms and is fabulous for families and groups. Rich with illustrious past, Ambassador’s House is gloriously decadent and nostalgic – the luxury villa is bursting with Dutch colonial style, soaring ceilings, arched doorways, double-collonaded verandahs. Staying so close to the heart of the action gives you the advantage to escape the hottest part of the day to relax in your breezy garden, take a quick cooling shower in between literary programmes and invite your new friends home for a cup of freshly-brewed Sri Lankan tea – prepared by your private butler.
Another brilliant option is Villa Pooja Kanda, which is only a 20-minute drive away from Galle. The majestic five-bedroom villa stands proudly on a private hilltop location, boasting an exceptionally spacious, exclusive and tranquil setting. Large groups of friends and families will love the spaciousness of Villa Pooja Kanda. Not only the villa makes a blissful base to explore Galle Fort, it is also perfect for enjoying the region’s beautiful beaches, the serenity of Koggala Lake and the southern Sri Lankan tea plantations.