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PM keen on private sector lighting up for Christmas


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Tourism and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga yesterday requested all companies to light up their buildings during this week to create a Sri Lankan sense of celebration and spread the spirit of this season to all tourists and expats in the Island during the holidays, and to the local community while celebrating their holidays with friends and relatives. 

The Minister also invited the public to visit the Tourism Xmas fest at the Independence Arcade. The five-day fest will feature cultural shows, food stalls, Xmas Carols and entertainment. 

Dinesh Weerakkody who is spearheading this effort with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority said the Prime Minister was keen to make Sri Lanka known like some of the East Asian Countries as a destination for festivities. Weerakkody said, a few more roads and buildings need to be lit up and he requested the private sector to light up their buildings this week. He said the support so far has been overwhelming and thanked the private sector.

 


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