Archive | January, 2011

Aitken Spence Printing Partners Galle Literary Festival

5 Jan

The ‘literati’ have continued to descend upon Galle for the Galle Literary Festival for half a decade. Writers, from across the globe and the island, have come to this city rich in culture and history to be a part of this event and still continues to do so. In the past five years, The Galle Literary Festival has established itself as a well recognised event in the world of literature. This year Aitken Spence Printing is proud to be a part of it.

Aitken Spence Printing, one of Sri Lanka’s top printers with an unrivalled heritage spanning over half a century will be a sponsor of event this year. Aitken Spence Printing’s product portfolio covers a wide cross section, such as coffee table books, periodicals, magazines and annual reports, for leading local and global brands as well as individuals and non-commercial entities. Some of the well-known coffee table books produced by Aitken Spence Printing include George Keyt – A Centennial Anthology, 19th Century News Paper Engravings of Ceylon-Sri Lanka, Senaka – In Commemoration of the Hundredth One Man Exhibition of Senaka Senanayake, FDB – Felix Dias Bandaranaike and The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce 1839-2004 A Historical Review.

“We are excited to be a part of Sri Lanka’s preeminent English literary festival. In addition to our roots in Galle, we share the values of excellence and vigour the Galle Literary Festival has come to be associated with”, said Prasanna Karunathilleka, Managing Director of Aitken Spence Printing.

“We are extremely pleased to have Aitken Spence Printing on board this year as one of our valued Sponsors. The match is a natural one given their history in book printing as well as Galle. We look forward to a long term collaboration and are very grateful for their assistance on many fronts.” said Kishani De Silva, Festival Director.

This year, the Galle Literary Festival will take place from the 26th to the 30th of January 2011.The festival brings together a cross-section of some of the best creative talents from the world to the historic city of Galle. As a result at least at least 3000 visitors travel to Galle each year for this festival.

The Company which began operations in Galle 55 years ago is known for the highest quality products, reliability and technological innovation that are focused on exceeding customer expectations.

Galle Fort is one of the most uplifting cultural experiences that Sri Lanka can offer. It has been declared as a World Heritage Site for its historical and architectural significance. Visitors spend hours exploring the narrow streets lined with Dutch and British period buildings, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants. Since the Literary festival began in and around this area, international and local authors, dramatists, poets, historians and architects from around the country flocked to the coastal town of Galle each year.

Media Release – 05th January 2011