The 2015 local parliamentary elections were a momentous event for all Sri Lankans this year, no matter their party affiliation. Sri Lanka’s Lifestyle station E FM chose to celebrate this highly anticipated event with a very special “Election Night Bandstand” show, a non-stop, seven-hour-long entertainment and elections feast that featured guest performances by top local talent including Devashrie, Keith Gibson, Kirk Jason Michael, Thalal, Voice Print, Dulani, and Janaka from Audio Squad.
Kicking off at 10.00 p.m. on Election Night, Monday, August 17, 2015, and continuing on to 5.00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18, this once-in-a-lifetime election-themed radio broadcast was hosted by top E FM Radio Personalities (RPs) Mark and Gem, Dana, Damien and Diamond Deen. And, even more exciting, those sending SMS’s to the show, even as late as 5.00 a.m., won a wide variety of sensational giveaways, every 15 minutes. These included vouchers from GoNuts with DoNuts and The Waffelry by Choco Luv, as well a prizes ranging from DVD players to radios from wow.lk and overnight stays at the Cinnamon Bey Hotel. Also handed out, gift vouchers worth Rs. 10,000 from Swarnamahal, Rs. 5,000 vouchers from the Sapphire Hotel, movie tickets and even cakes from the bakeries at some of Colombo’s most well loved 5-star hotels.
Commenting, EBC Radio Chief Operating Officer Chalaka Gajabahu said, “Considering this year’s unprecedented efforts to ensure not only a free and fair election, but also a peaceful one; we wanted to help out by adding to the celebratory feel. The E FM ‘Election Night Bandstand’ was nothing short of an overnight party with unheard of levels of audience interaction and exciting giveaways every 15 minutes. And it was only because of our loyal listeners who chose E FM to spend election night with that this event was such a huge success, and they can expect many more such unique experiences from us in the future.”