Nazeer Latiff, Senior Manager – Channel & Market Development- Litro Gas (2nd from right) handing over the sponsorship to Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara – Governor, Southern Province. Also, in the picture are Mr. Chamara Bandara, Area Sales Manager- Litro Gas, Mr. Lal Samarasekera – Secretary to the Governor and the officials of the Governors’ Secretariat
Litro Gas, the largest importer and market leader of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Sri Lanka, stepped up as the co-partner for Galle Season, the recently concluded annual event which is considered to be one of the most significant and popular fair and exhibition held in the southern province.
With a motive to exhibit and promote the rich traditions and potential of Galle as a tourist destination, the Galle Season began on the 27th of December and concluded on the 31st December 2015. This five-day event consisted of a wide range of activities from exciting and creative exhibitions through to musical and film shows, cultural shows, drama and fashion shows, making it an unforgettable experience for visitors.
Litro Gas Executive Chairman Mr. Shalila Moonesinghe said “As the island’s national LPG supplier, we are pleased to Co-sponsor the Galle Season 2015 together with the Southern Governors Secretariat and be a partner of this worthy-cause”.
Galle Season inaugural opening by H.E. President Maithripala Sirisena
The event also encouraged entrepreneurship with the Samanala grounds at Galle being the venue for agriculture, commercial and small industries whilst the Dharmapala park held an exhibition of scientific flora, ornamental horticulture, organic agriculture and livestock. In addition to this, it also included export oriented agriculture, spices, and landscape exhibitions.
An auto show including a parade of classic cars, a show from the famous armed forces including military band displays, spice and confectionary markets, and various other exhibits such as art, craft, antique, photography, museums, traditional lace making, gem and jewelry, puppet shows, books, brought the ancient Galle city to life.
Hon. Governor Southern Province Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara said ‘Funds raised by Galle Season 2015 will be in aid of restoration and preservation of Galle Library Fort, the oldest library in Sri Lanka established in 1832 and for renovation and development of the proposed educational and cultural complex at the old post office building in Galle Fort’.
Galle is considered as the oldest trade city of Sri Lanka where in the ancient times traders from all over the world stepped in to promote international trade and diplomatic relations due to the strategic positioning of its harbor and port. The city has a long and rich history coupled with the gift of nature, and has produced many intellectuals, national heroes, poets and writers. Historic records show that Galle Season has been a gracious annual event about 70 years ago. This time around, after decades, the present Hon Governor of Southern Province Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara decided to bring back the event, with participation and support also from private organizations.
Galle Season is organized by the Governors Secretariat of the Southern Province, Southern Provincial Council and Galle Library Fort with the District Secretary of Galle, the Chief Secretary of southern province and the mayor of Galle saving in the main operations board, under the patronage of His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena and Honorable Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Litro Gas Lanka Limited (LGLL) is the leader in marketing and selling LPG in Sri Lanka along with its associate company Litro Gas Terminal Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. The company is the owner of the brand ‘Litro Gas’ which serves the customers through 5,000 points of sale Island-wide. Litro Gas has a reputation for the strict implementation of safety standards and is considered as an important cornerstone in its company strategy.