The second Derana ‘Lokaya Saha Lokayo’ International Kite festival was held last Sunday, August 21 at the Galle Face Green. This is by far the biggest Kite festival ever held in Sri Lanka. A large crowd over 200,000 witnessed this colourful event. The competition was conducted along six different categories including the ‘Most creative kite’, ‘Most colourful kite’, ‘Biggest Kite’ and Smallest kite’.
This year’s competition was adjudged by three international judges from Malaysia. A colourful entertainment event was also held in parallel with the kite festival with many celebrities from the local entertainment industry gracing the occasion. The world famous Australian Rob Vickery popularly known ‘The Running Man’ also entertained the crowd.