The inaugural Colombo International Shopping Festival aims to be one of the biggest shopping spectaculars in South Asia, feature an endless range of retailers from around the island, giving shoppers from across the globe a unique shopping experience in a one-of-a-kind tropical paradise. The 46 day long shopping festival will take place from 1st October to 15th November 2017 at stores island-wide, with an anchor event from the 20th to 22nd of October (10 A.M. to 10 P.M.) at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC). The event will feature retailers with exclusive deals and discounts for festival shoppers.
VISA, MasterCard and Amex cardholders can enjoy special bargains, in collaboration with banks and other financial institutions. Shoppers can purchase goods (local, imported or designer goods) in the following categories:
The Colombo International Shopping Festival is organized by the Sri Lanka Retail Association (SLRA) together with the Ministry of Tourism of Sri Lanka in partnership with Sri Lankan Airlines, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB), the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau, Sri Lanka Tea Board, the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL), the Travel Agents Association of Sri Lanka (TAASL) and Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO).