Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing together with the members of the Sri Lanka delegation participated at the Asia Fashion Awards 2017 which was held in Chongqing from 27th to 30th December. This event was organized by DBP, Chongqing headed by Kevin Zhang as the Chairman, supported by the Chongqing People’s City Government and Keemun Black Tea, China. All East Asian Countries and three South Asian Countries namely Sri Lanka, India and Nepal participated at this event with their Fashion Industry representatives.
Dr. Karunasena Kodithuwakku, Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Beijing and Dhanushka Karunaratne, Secretary (Tea Promotion) represented the Embassy of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka delegation included Ms. Jayamali Erangika Wijesuriya, a female model; Tymeron Carvalho, a male model; Ms. Nadilie Samarasinghe, a fashion singer, Lou Ching Wong, Stylist , Ms. Tamara Rebeira, a media personal accompanied by Mrs. Rosita Wickremasinghe, Sri Lanka representative of Fashion Asia China.
Both Sri Lanka models as well as the Sri Lankan Fashion Singer performed extremely well at the Official Fashion Awards Ceremony. Tymeron Carvalho, a male model won the Award for the Best Male Model which can be considered as a unique achievement for Sri Lanka at the event.
It is an honour for Sri Lanka since the following members of the Sri Lanka delegation were nominated for the following awards:-
Ms. Jayamali Erangika Wijesuriya – Asian Top female model
Mr. Tymeron Carvalho – Asian Top male model
Ms. Nadilie Samarasnghe – Asian Top Fashion Singer
Mr. Lou Ching Wong – Asian Top Stylist