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Fashion Bug continues their career guidance programmes at Kurunegala and Tangalle

With a continuous drive and increasing passion towards enhancing knowledge amongst students about what’s next after school, Fashion Bug, one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail clothing chains with over 16 outlets island-wide, held their signature career guidance programmes at Tangalle and Kurunegala- Maliyadewa Boys School drawing a participation of over 3,000 and 400 students respectively.

The Sisu Diri Maga programme aimed for students who recently took up the GCE Advanced Level examination featured key resource Mr. Ajith Jayawardena - Director, Career Guidance and Development from the University of Colombo who has always been with the programme since its inception.

The event at Tangalle further consisted of two- one in Town Hall and the other at Hambantota- Singapore Auditorium, in collaboration with Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Hon Mahinda Amaraweera, was held under the theme ‘Amaraviru Piyamaga’.


Mr. Aqeill Subian- Director, Dr. S H M Faraaz- Deputy General Manager, S M Faham - Asst Marketing Manager, Omen Athukorala- HR Manager represented Fashion Bug.

‘We are excited to have taken our iconic CSR programme to Tangalle and Kurunegala areas. We believe that every student needs to have access to this at no cost.


We feel obliged to well prepare students to make their best next life decision to either work in the corporate sector or pursue higher education.


We hope to see many more of them as we bring the programme to many parts of the country,’ said Mr. Shabier Subian- Director, Fashion Bug and Founder of the Sisu Diri Maga foundation.

A C A Anver - Assistant General Manager, Dinesh Ekanayake - Operation Manager, Ishan Godamanna- Snr Marketing Executive, Faishard Mohamed- Area Manager participated at the event held at Kurunegala based Maliyadewa Boys School, on behalf of the company.

Sisu Dirimaga, an award winning CSR program by Fashion Bug, has successfully benefitted over 16,000 students as of today, and continues all the way till it achieves its goal of spreading amongst 120 schools and over 100,000 students across the country, said Dr. S H M Faraaz, Deputy General Manager- Fashion Bug.

Fashion Bug spends in millions annually on various CSR projects that are carried out throughout the country, ranging from sports and education through to health, public services and beyond.


Most recently it constructed and donated a building unit for a junior school in the rural, initiated environmental awareness programs, refurbished post offices and hospitals amongst many others.

Fashion Bug commenced its operations since 1994 as a partnership business with 4 partners and a staff population of just 15, and today it possesses over 16 stores throughout the country with a workforce of over 1250 employees, and stands among the leading clothing stores in Sri Lanka catering with the fashion motto of 'changing lifestyles’.

Photo captions:

1.) Ajith Jayawardena - Director, Career Guidance & Development- University of Colombo addressing the students at Maliyadewa Boys School, Kurunegala


2.) The audience consisting over 3,000 students at Tangalle- Town Hall

Last modified on Thursday, 13 October 2016 08:56