The Bradby Fiesta carnival and after party organized to coincide with the 2nd leg of the Bradby shield encounter, scheduled for 03rd June 2017, has been postponed till further notice. “The Bradby Fiesta Committee arrived at this decision taking into consideration the devastation caused by the worst floods the county has seen in decades,” said Boshan Dayaratne, Chairman, Organizing Committee 2017.
The stage was all set for the grandest of Fiestas so far held - with performances by both local and foreign artists, a Tag rugby competition, a kids’ zone, hawker style food with stalls from star class hotels and restaurants and many more - before the calamity that shocked the nation took place. The devastating aftermath of floods which continues to result in a rising death toll, with almost a hundred people still missing and close to half a million displaced, made the Organizers reach this unanimous decision.
Instead of the festivities, the Bradby Fiesta Committee, comprising of 135 volunteers, have decided to launch a flood relief campaign; to arrange emergency supplies for those displaced and affected, together with necessary items that are required for the commencement of their normal life. For the said purpose special collection points will be setup at the Royal College Union office as well as the Royal College Sports Complex. The Organizers call for support from all Royalists and non-Royalist to lend a helping hand by any means possible to the victims of this disaster.
The Committee extends its gratitude to the sponsors, various artists and other stake holders who partnered with them for the Fiesta 2017, for the support and strength extended in making this timely call. The Union as responsible citizens of the Country opted to rise to the need of the situation when the entire country is in distress.
Imagine Entertainment, who partnered with Fiesta 2017, has already expressed their willingness to provide vehicles that are necessary for the transportation of emergency supplies to the flood victims.
The Organizers have further announced that all tickets sold would be refunded if produced at the Royal College Union office at Reed Avenue within two weeks from 31st May; and that the balance of the proceeds generated from ticket sale shall be utilized in flood relief efforts.