DFCC Bank partners Fairway Galle Literary Festival | Sunday Observer

DFCC Bank partners Fairway Galle Literary Festival

From left: Ms. Nilmini Gunaratne -Vice President Marketing, DFCC Bank, Ms. Jill Macdonald, Curator - Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019, Ms. Sunela Samaranayake, Festival Director - Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019,  Thimal Perera - DCEO,DFCC Bank, Sapumal Perera – Cards Marketing Manager, DFCC Bank.
From left: Ms. Nilmini Gunaratne -Vice President Marketing, DFCC Bank, Ms. Jill Macdonald, Curator - Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019, Ms. Sunela Samaranayake, Festival Director - Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019, Thimal Perera - DCEO,DFCC Bank, Sapumal Perera – Cards Marketing Manager, DFCC Bank.

DFCC Bank will partner the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019 as the Official Banking Partner for the second consecutive year.

Officials of DFCC Bank and the festival committee gathered at a press conference recently, where the Deputy CEO of DFCC Bank, Thimal Perera, handed over the sponsorship formally to Sunela Samaranayake, Festival Director of Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019, as the official banking partner for the event.

Fairway Galle Literary Festival, since its launch in 2007, has become one of the most anticipated literary events in South East Asia for both authors and literary enthusiasts around the world.

To be held from January 16-20, 2019, the festival will attract renowned writers such as Sir David Hare – one of the best known contemporary playwrights; Kamila Shamsie, a respected voice in literature who has just had her latest book, Home Fire, long-listed for the Man Booker Prize; celebrated photojournalist Sir Don MuCullin; poet Vahni Capildeo; Canadian writer Madeleine Thien; detective writer Anthony Horowitz; famed Sri Lankan writer Romesh Gunasekera; and noted historian and author Sir William Dalrymple.

Furthermore, children’s book author Nandana Das will contribute to the children’s program at the festival while celebrity chef Peter Kuruwita is expected to launch his latest cookbook at the venue.

Deputy CEO of DFCC Bank, Thimal Perera said, “DFCC Bank is pleased to continue its commitment to one of the premier literary events in the world, the Fairway Galle Literary Festival, once again in 2019. This event not only attracts renowned literary and arts and culture personalities to Sri Lanka, but it has also raised Sri Lanka’s profile as a country that values knowledge and learning.

DFCC Bank will ensure that our customers get the best out of the festival by accessing our services at the venue,” he said. 

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