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Husband wife duo to promote tourism with first beauty pageants in UAE

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A husband and wife duo from Italy T. Suranga Fernando and Ishi Peiris in a bid to promote tourism will be hosting a series of beauty pageants worldwide and the first would be held in UAE, Daibai.

The two Pageant Directors, will host Miss, Mr and Mrs. Sri Lanka in Dubai – UAE in April as an open event to give a brand mileage to Sri Lanka. Fernando said that they held the first pageant ‘Mrs. Sri Lanka in Europe’ at Crown Plaza Hotel in Verona Italy in April 2016 which was a success. Due to its success we formed an Event Management Company and plan to host many similar events inviting Sri Lankans to participate.”

His partner Ishi Peiris, a professional in the beauty industry with sixteen years of experience in hair and beauty industry, also has launched I&S Fashion and Beauty Style Salon in Italy.

Mr Suranga Fernando and Mrs Ishi Peiris consequently planned and engineered the first Mrs. Sri Lanka in Europe Pageant Contest that was held on April 24 2016, in Verona and they successfully organised Miss, Mr and Mrs Sri Lanka in Europe 2018/19 also in Verona.

This was followed by several such events like, Flashbag live in concert, in Verona 2012, Halloween Fashion Night and Summer up Fashion Show in Verona in 2015, Sri Lankan Bridal Elegance show in Italy in 2018 and several musical shows.

Some of the high profile personalities that served as the panel of Judges attending these pageants included, the Mayor of Colombo Sri Lanka Rosy Senanayake, Srimali Fonseka (Mrs International World Classic 2018) Himali Gunasekara (Former Mrs. Sri Lanka, Kosh Hewage), award winning celebrity designer, stylist and the Head of Operations of the Agency Sri Lanka International Talent Management Firm) and many such personalities.

Ferando said that the UAE event would be open for Sri Lankans and hope to invite several officials from the Sri Lanka Tourism to attend it.

Thursday, February 2, 2023 – 01:00

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