The 29th Mahaweli Games which depicts the sports talents of Mahaweli children will begin on the 29th of this month. It is planned to hold the games for two days. More than 5000 sports men and women representing 10 Mahaweli Zones are slated to participate in this year’s Mahaweli Games. The Mahaweli Games were launched 31 years ago, that is in the year 1986 with the intention of taking the talents of colonists of the Mahaweli Zones from national level to international level. The Mahaweli Games can be described as the most ancient festival that has groomed sportsmen and women, coaches, sports officials as well as judges. Expressing his views to the media, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that the closing ceremony of the Mahaweli Games will be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.