• The latest store spread over 77 sq. m. was launched at One Galle Face Mall, Colombo
• Kumar Sangakkara, former captain of the Sri Lankan national cricket team visited the store
Global sportswear brand PUMA announced the launch of its new store in Sri Lanka. Located in One Galle Face Mall, Colombo, the store is spread over 77 square meters, showcasing the widest array of the company’s latest performance and Sportstyle products. Kumar Sangakkara, former captain of the Sri Lankan national cricket team was present at the store to experience the brand and interact with consumers. The internationally acclaimed brand is represented in Sri Lanka through the country’s leading footwear marketer and retailer, D. Samson & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd.
The store provides an immersive PUMA brand space—offering consumers a unique shopping experience, complete with a wide collection of footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids to suit their sports and lifestyle requirements. The captivating design with clean lines and a very modern look and feel ensures that products demand attention, stand out and resonate with the consumer.
Talking about the launch of the latest store, Abhishek Ganguly, Managing Director, PUMA India said, “Sri Lanka has a rapidly growing sporting culture. It is a very important market for the brand, and we are excited to expand our presence in this country. Our latest store in One Galle Face Mall is testimony of our commitment to athletes and fitness enthusiasts in the country. We aim to promote the growth of sport and fashion with our unmatched range of apparel, footwear and accessories.”
Sharing his reaction, Kumar Sangakkara said, “PUMA is one of the biggest sporting brands in the world and is committed to promoting the growth of sport in our country. I’m very delighted that PUMA is expanding their presence in Sri Lanka. PUMA has always been committed to providing the best products and it makes me happy as a customer that we would have access to exclusive products and initiatives being brought to the country.”
“DSI has been instrumental in introducing world class brands to Sri Lanka, and we are proud to add the exclusive PUMA store at One Galle Face to our expanding reach. We are proud that a locally grown organization as ours is able to lead the way in opening doors to our customers to experience global brands,” stated Thusitha Rajapaksa – Managing Director of D. Samson & Sons (Pvt) Ltd. In addition to the newest store at One Galle Face, D. Samson & Sons (Pvt) Ltd operates exclusive PUMA outlets in Bambalapitiya, Havelock Town, and a shop-in-shop at Kandy City Center. Selected PUMA items are also available in all DSI Premier outlets island wide.
The country’s most notable personalities, star cricketers of the Sri Lanka team, Wanindu Hasaranga, Minod Bhanuka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando and Asanka Wijeyawardena were present at the opening of this store. Also present at the launch were senior management members from PUMA India and D. Samson & Sons, including – Raghav Ahuja, Regional Sales Manager, PUMA India, Thusitha Rajapaksa, Managing Director – D. Samson & Sons, Kaushalya Perera – Director, D. Samsons & Sons and Asanka Rajapaksa, Director – D. Samsons & Sons.