We are delighted to welcome back the Galle Fort Ladies to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

The Crescent Ladies Welfare Association is a non-profit, service-oriented organization catering to the welfare of the under privileged.

The organization was established nearly 50 years ago by a group of ladies living inside the Galle Fort. They have helped poor young women and widows to earn a living by organizing various income-earning projects, and have also helped sick and elderly women by donating and fund raising for the purchase of needed equipment.

The Galle Fort Ladies have been participating in the Galle Literary Festival since its inception and continue to offer support and participation.