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President opens first YOO shoe outlet at ‘Rajawasala’ in Narahenpita

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with Managing Director Hemantha Perera during the opening ceremony.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with Managing Director Hemantha Perera during the opening ceremony.

The very first outlet of YOO shoes, the 100% Sri Lankan brand which is gearing up to take the highly competitive market, was declared open by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the State Trust Center (Rajawasala) Shopping Complex established within the Economic Center premise in Narahenpita, Colombo 5, on Thursday. Minister of Trade Bandula Gunawardena was also among a host of other distinguished guests who attended the opening ceremony of the brand new showroom, part of the Sri Lanka State Trading Corporation’s Rajawasala shopping complex which houses 78 State and private shops.

YOO Brand Managing Director Hemantha Perera and Chief Executive Office Chamath Thanaweeraarachchi introduced the brand to President Rajapaksa during the inauguration.

The all-new YOO brand which is ready to take the highly competitive shoe market by storm introduces a wide range of world-class sport and casual shoes, manufactured by YOO Brands, which is an affiliated company of Sarasavi Industries Pvt Ltd.

In January 2021, YOO Brands started manufacturing 100% seamless knitted shoes for the first time in the country introducing the YOO brand. The YOO brand production line adapted a specific knitting technology that uses specialized circular looms to develop a perfectly fitting shoe upper that adapts perfectly to the foot.

YOO offers a variety of shoe categories such as Ladies’ and Gents’ Sports and casual shoes, Children’s sports and the Brand also assigned with Lanka Sathosa to manufacture school shoes for an affordable price to reach all the people.

YOO-brand shoes which merge unique designs with premium quality, are now out for sale under affordable price tags and are ready to challenge the highly competitive market.


YOO Brand Managing Director Hemantha Perera and Chief Executive Officer Chamath Thanaweeraarachchi introducing the brand to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during the inauguration.