Shiranthi Rajapakse, wife of President Mahainda Rajapakse, has promised to wear only handloom sarees hereafter in order to assist the hand loom industry and popularise local textiles among our women.
She gave this pledge at the `Bridal Fashion Show`, held at the BMICH recently, at which she was the chief guest.
According to her, local women have not yet realized the value and glamour of handloom textiles. She pointed out the importance of using local products in order to develop country`s economy.
This fashion show was organised by the Ministry of Textile Industry Development in collaboration with leading bridal designers. Thirty five models, dressed as brides in handloom sarees, paraded on the stage, showcasing the elegance of local textile.