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Two Burnetters to take part in Cannes Creativity Festival

Kaishika Rodrigo and Aneeka Seneviratne with CEO, Leo Burnett, Sri Lanka,   Arosha Perera.
Kaishika Rodrigo and Aneeka Seneviratne with CEO, Leo Burnett, Sri Lanka, Arosha Perera.

Two young Burnetters of Leo Burnett Sri Lanka, will represent the island at the upcoming Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Kaishika Rodrigo and Aneeka Seneviratne emerged victorious in the PR category at the local Young Lions Competition, and will join 11 other young professionals at Cannes.

This year, 31 teams and 62 professionals from a cross section of agencies took part in the local Young Lions Competitions.

Each year, the competition offers young talent, the chance to compete and showcase their skills and capabilities at Cannes. The local competition was conducted by the IAA Sri Lanka chapter, in collaboration with Metal Factor, the official representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Sri Lanka.

Arosha Perera, CEO of Leo Burnett Sri Lanka said: “Participating in the Young Lions Competitions and experiencing the energy, connections and latest trends and insights at Cannes will be a life-changing experience for them.

We hope that they will be able to learn and benefit immensely from this global exposure and draw on it to enhance their contribution towards the local advertising industry.

“It is always exciting for us to give our young talent the opportunity to be a part of a global festival that is as prestigious and renowned as Cannes and we look forward to them delivering an exceptional performance as they represent our agency and our country,” he said.

Over 15,000 delegates from around 100 countries attend the festival, making it the only truly global meeting-place for communications professionals. 

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