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Friday, May 10, 2013 - 06.25 GMT
Sri Lanka wins hearts of US cultural enthusiasts


During the 06th annual “Passport DC –around the World Embassy Tour “ , a series of events were organized to showcase Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage, unique hospitality and spectacular natural beauty to promote Sri Lanka as an attractive destination for tourism and business.

The fashion corner attracted many visitors who were eager to be photographed in traditional Sri Lankan attire. The ladies had the opportunity of wearing sarees including of the Kandyan style . The gents had the opportunity of wearing colorful batik and silk sarongs and shirts, stated the Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington DC.

Another of this year’s highlights was the photographic exhibition depicting Sri Lanka’s cultural and heritage sites, verdant landscape, scenic beaches and glimpses into rural lifestyle. Informative publications and DVDs on Sri Lanka tourism, Ceylon Tea, trade & investment opportunities were distributed among the visitors.

The visitors also experienced Sri Lankan hospitality by being served delectable Sri Lankan cuisine including milk rice, spicy Kyoto , pol route with sambol , patties and pancakes . Guests also had the occasion to savor Fine Pure Ceylon Tea. Walters Bay Iced tea with 100 % Pure Ceylon tea was a perfect drink to quench the thirst on a balmy sunny day, the Embassy further said.

All visitors departing the Embassy took the opportunity to participate in a free raffle draw which offered attractive prizes from Sri Lanka.

Around the World Embassy Tour is part of the annual Passport DC celebration, a month-long international program organized by the Washington based nonprofit Cultural Tourism DC.







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