Home / Travel / Tourism/ Sri Lanka featured at Abey Heritage Festival 2018

Sri Lanka featured at Abey Heritage Festival 2018

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beirut, for the second consecutive year, participated at the Abey Heritage Festival, which was held at the Institute of Technology of the Lebanese University in Abey, Lebanon, on 7 and 8 July. More than 3000 Lebanese nationals and members of the foreign diplomatic missions in Lebanon participated in the event.

The Festival featured music, poetry, traditional songs and dances, exhibitions of paintings, handicrafts and photography as well as food. The Heritage Festival represents the identity and culture of people from different countries.  

The Festival was organised by the Abey Heritage Association, the aim of which is to highlight and preserve the heritage of Abey that has played an important role in the history of Lebanon since the 12th century. Abey is historically known for the coexistence of its people.  

The stall of the Embassy of Sri Lanka at the Festival sought to promote tourism, Ceylon Tea and Sri Lankan Cuisine.  

Sujeewa Wanigasuriya’s Sithru Dancing Academy performed two dance items at the Festival.  

The Sri Lankan stall was adorned with pictures, creating a strong visual impact of the wide array of experience Sri Lanka has to offer to travellers. Brochures were distributed among visitors to promote Sri Lanka and to motivate them to visit Sri Lanka.  

A wide variety of Ceylon Tea and Sri Lankan hoppers with Katta Sambol were served at the stand.


Share This Article


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit

Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi

The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation

Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc

Columnists More