Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beirut organized a Sri Lanka Day in collaboration with the Faculty of Tourism Sciences of the Islamic University of Lebanon on 13 March 2018 at the University premises. The programme consisted of traditional Sri Lankan dancing, a bridal fashion show, cookery demonstrations and a painting exhibition.
Speaking at the event, Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Lebanon Mrs. H.M.G.R.R.K. Wijeratne Mendis highlighted the importance of such activities in enhancing relations between Sri Lanka and Lebanon. Ambassador, Wijeratne Mendis also mentioned that cultural exchanges are the best way to enhance people to people relations. She extended her gratitude to the President and staff members of the Islamic University for the opportunity to promote Sri Lankan culture, culinary art, handicrafts and paintings among Lebanese Students.
Mr. Chandana Amaradasa, Managing Director of Island Leisure tours (Pvt) Ltd of Sri Lanka who visited Lebanon to participate in this event made a comprehensive presentation on ‘Sri Lanka – Wonder of Asia’during the event. Further, a group presentation was done by the students of the Islamic University on ‘Sri Lanka’s ancient kingdoms, tourism, sports, cuisine, sports and agriculture.
Representing the Sri Lankan community living in Lebanon, Mrs. Malani Kandearachchi, Mrs. Anna Fernando and Mrs. Ushani Deepika were associated with the event.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
15 March 2018
Mr. Chandana Amaradasa, Managing Director of Island Leisure tours of Sri Lanka delivering a presentation
Fashion show presented by the students of the Islamic University
Part of the gathering
Laksala handicrafts exhibited by Ms. Malani Kandearachchi and Ms. Inoka Athukorala