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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 6.30 GMT

Pride of place to SL dance troupe at IMF


Several of Sri Lanka’s most renowned artists, including the dance troupe Channa Upuli, yesterday (9) staged a performance of traditional dance and music at the International Monetary Fund’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.

The performance was arranged by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, coordinated by the IMF’s Office of the Indian Executive Director, with the assistance of Dr. P.N. Weerasinghe, Sri Lanka alternate executive director to the IMF.

Besides the Channa Upuli dancers, drum maestro and vocalist Jananath Warakagoda and fusion violinist Ruwaran Weerasekere also performed on the atrium stage of the IMF Headquarter’s building.

The performance was attended by Mr. Dominique Strauss-Khan, the IMF’s managing director, Mr. Min Shu, special advisor to the managing director, and Jaliya Wickramasuriya, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States. Staff members of the IMF and World Bank senior staff also attended.

Guests enjoyed a selection of Ceylon teas.

Channa Upuli performed previously at the IMF, dancing on the same stage in 2009 following Sri Lankan Independence Day celebrations in Washington.







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