Colombo, September 13 th 2016: The National Kite Festival 2016 titled ‘Nil Ahase Wasanthaya
with X2” was held recently for the 9 th consecutive time at the Negombo Beach Park. Organised
by Kite Sri Lanka, this year’s competition featured a number of kite enthusiasts from around Sri
Lanka. Kite competitions were held for both children and open groups. This year’s event also
featured the much-awaited Sand Castle Competition under the theme “World Peace”. This
year as well the organizers joined hands with the Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention
and a special 1km walk was held from the Negambo town to the Beach Park. Co-hosted by
Rotary International and Interact Clubs, the Kite Walk focused on educating the general public
and specifically the youth of the nation on the harm caused by drug usage.
This year’s event was proudly sponsored by X2 Ginseng drink, Trisoy soya milk drink and
Power of the Sea beverages. It is also co-sponsored by Lacto Sun Lotion, Health Tips, Kalabara
News, JobSpot.lk, Music TV, Music.lk, Casterly Crown, ShoppingWasi.lk, Sakwa Creations,
Neth Creations, Negombo News and Nehemiah Consultants.