With the objective of encouraging children to display their inborn talents and develop their creative capacities, Siddhalepa has been successfully conducting the Kekulu Preschool Art Competition since 2012 islandwide.
Kekulu is the brand name for children that have gained popularity over the last two decades. It is now available in four varieties: Aloe Vera, Jasmine, Arudha and Hibiscus.
Other popular Kekulu toiletries for children now in the market are Kekulu Ayurveda cologne, Ayurveda toothpaste and Kekulu toothbrushes – all of which children have begun to cherish.
This year’s Kekulu Preschool Art Competition covered 25 districts and culminated in 25 prizegivings with the objective of promoting the future well-being of children.
A staggering total of 191215 drawings by the children of 6972 preschools have been submitted as follows: Kegalle 14121, Badulla 8950, Galle 13015, Moneragala 7511, Ratnapura 11950, Anuradhapura 8254, Kandy 9549, Polonnaruwa 6399, Matale 6519, Jaffna 1647, Nuwara Eliya 4252, Kilinochchi 1420, Kurunegala 13790, Mannar 1524, Puttalam 6088, Mullaitivu 1779, Matara 10911, Vavuniya 2060, Hambantota 4491, Trincomalee 2870, Colombo 11854, Ampara 3422, Kalutara 16311 and Batticaloa 3982.
From among the winners at district level 100 all-island winners were selected and they were awarded prizes at a national event on February 14, 2016 presided over by President Maithripala Sirisena, Faizer Musthafa and Hettigoda Group Chairman Deshabandu Dr. Victor Hettigoda at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall.
The all-island winners selected by renowned author and artist Sybil Wettasinghe are: first place: J.A. Yasitha Randila Jayaweera (Carmel Preschool), second place: L.M. Minidu Lisansa (Sri Saddhatissa Preschool) and third place: H.M. Kalindu Dineth Amayuru (Le Peite Favour Preschool).
The 100 winners from the 25 districts were awarded certificates, cash awards and stationery at the following district ceremonies attended by the parliamentarians as follows: Badulla: Chaminda Wijesiri, M.P, Puttalam: Niroshan Perera, M.P., Ampara/Batticoloa: Dr. Anoma Gamage, M.P., Moneragala: J.M. Ananda Kumarasiri, M.P., Polonnaruwa: Wasantha Senanayake, M.P., Kandy: V. Radha Krishna, M.P., Nuwara Eliya: Palani, Digambaram, M.P. and Aravinda Kumara, M.P., Jaffna/Killinochi: Mavai Senadhirasa, M.P., Trincomalee/Anuradhapura: Chandrani Bandara, M.P., Hambantota: Sajith Premadasa, M.P. Kurunegala: J.C. Alawathuwala, Kegalle: Arjuna Ranatunga, M.P., Ratnapura: Karunaratne Paranavithane, M.P., Galle: Gayantha Karunatilaka, M.P., Matale: Wasantha Auwihare, M.P., Gampaha: Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker, Colombo: Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker, Kalutara: Paltiha Thevarapperuma, M.P., Mannar: Selvam Adeyi Kaleinathan, M.P., Mullaitivu: Vinonoda Radhalingam, M.P. and Vavuniya: Selvam Adeyi Kaleinathan, M.P.
Hettigoda Group of Companies is committed to conducting this competition year after year in the name of our little children who form the lifeblood of the nation.
Siddhalepa, the leading Ayurvedic business entity in the country, has put into the market its main brand name Kekulu in four colours with the four best fragrances in the world and made with the most effective Ayurvedic ingredients which have been used in Ayurveda for centuries past to promote good health among children. The new brand meets the highest international standards and is produced with the latest technology. It has won the hearts of mothers.