Fashion Bug Director Shabier Subian, Fashion Bug Deputy General Manager Dr. S.H.M. Faraaz, Deputy Inspector General of Police Kapila Jayasekara and Negombo Division Assistant Superintend of Police Rohana Gamage with a winner
Fashion Bug, one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail clothing stores with over 17 outlets islandwide, organised a Kite Festival in Negombo, which was a resounding success.
The event was graced by Deputy Inspector General of Police Kapila Jayasekara as the chief guest and Negombo Division Assistant Superintend of Police Rohana Gamage as the guest of honour.
A crowd of over 3000 were present to watch the kite competition, which appealed to those from eight to 80.
Two types of competitions were conducted, namely the largest kite and most beautiful kite and a kite fighting competition.
Generous prizes were on offer with the first prize being Rs.50,000, second prize Rs.30,000 and third prize Rs.20,000 for the largest and the most beautiful kite competition. In the kite fighting category, the first prize was a grand Rs.100,000, second prize Rs.50,000 and third prize Rs.25,000.
Five consolation prizes were also given away, with the total value of prize money given away amounting to Rs.300,000.
In the largest and most beautiful kite category, the winners were: first place Chaminda Niroshan, second place Sampath Deepanath, third place Lakshitha Nirash, while the five consolation prizes went to Ajesha Dilshan, Chamal Prasad, Supun Tharanga, Mohamed Farshad and Roshan.
In the kite fighting category, the first place was Suranga Jayalath, second place Nisansala Vishka, third place Stefano Rishmal.
A magic show, musical entertainment and other activities were also organised for the entertainment of the crowds who were most appreciative of Fashion Bug’s efforts in organising this spectacular event.
As one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail clothing chains with over 17 outlets islandwide, Fashion Bug is heavily involved in sports and corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, with all 17 of its branches contributing and participating in these initiatives. In addition, Fashion Bug has also established its very own CSR programme under its educational CSR platform ‘Sisu Dirimaga’.
Fashion Bug is making strides in the retail clothing industry in Sri Lanka, keeping up with the changing lifestyles of today’s fashion-conscious Sri Lankan man and woman.
“We are making changes in our clothing lines as we speak. Sri Lanka today has acquired a superior palette when it comes to fashion and we are keeping up with that. Our consumer is fashionable, sensible and well informed and we intend to keep giving them exactly what they want,” said Fashion Bug Director Shabier Subian.
Subian went on to say that the Kite Festival was just one of the many promotions Fashion Bug regularly conducts to reward its loyal customer base.
“The young and the young at heart are very much an integral part of Fashion Bug’s customer base and we always try to cater to them,” said Subian.