The Sri Lanka Twins Organisation is preparing for world’s largest twin gathering ever in January 2020 to set a Guinness World Record. World Largest Twins’ Gathering and Twins Cultural Evening will be held from January 20-26 and the record will be set during the Sri Lanka Twins Convention at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo.
The organisation represents 28,000 twin brothers and sisters from across the country and the cultural event will be held to celebrate the uniqueness of twins and multiples. According to the organisation, ‘The Largest Twins Gathering’ event will represent the twins/multiples community and their individuality while making a stand for a brighter and peaceful world. Sri Lanka Twins Organization Founder and Chairman Upuli Gamage has also extended the invitation for the iconic event to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Any twin and multiple from around the world can be a part of the event but they have to furnish a copy of their birth certificate and a copy of passport or national ID. Participants are required to have all official documents with them as the legal registrations for validating the event through Guinness guidelines will take place on the day.
The participants will arrive in Negombo, a major city Sri Lakan city situated north of, on January 19. The largest twin gathering will take place on January 20 in Colombo and then the cultural event will move to Dambulla. Kandy, the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka, will organise the cultural evening on January 22.
Sri Lanka Twins was founded in 1993 by Upuli and Chamali Gamage to promote the spiritual, intellectual and social welfare of twins. The twins, registered in the organisation, are from across religions, including Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, among others. According to the organisation, such events create an opportunity to build religious harmony, affection & enthusiasm. Its objective is to increase awareness of the unique needs of twins and fulfil their obligations through well-wishers and generous donors.