Making the walls their canvas (Photos)


As one might suspect, the youth of Sri Lanka don’t take competition lightly. So when Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts announced a contest to create the best “Wall Art” to adorn key locations within their newest city hotel property, Cinnamon Red Colombo, 50 individuals and teams from different creative backgrounds went all out to submit their creations and be selected for this exciting opportunity to showcase their skills.

Ajit Gunewardene (Deputy Chairman of John Keells Holdings PLC), Terrence Fernando (General Manager of Cinnamon Red Colombo) and Natalie Soysa (Head of Arts of British Council Colombo) ultimately selected 10 entries to compete in the finals which was held at the new property premises on the 13th of July (Sunday) 2014. Ajit and Natalie were joined by Vimukthi Jayasundera – Award winning Film Director on the day to select the top 5 who would complete the final walls. The winners would receive a weekend’s stay for 2 at the hotel and Rs. 50,000 each in cash.

Seen in the pictures are the 10 semi-finalist hard at work.

The 5 finalists will be making the walls of the Cinnamon hotel car park their canvas between the 20th of July and the 10th of August 2014.