The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo, Japan has announced that the Ninth Sri Lanka Festival will be held on 8th and 9th of September, 2012 in Tokyo under the theme “Miracle Island: Sri Lanka - Wonder of Asia”.
Sri Lanka this year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka will host the high profile Sri Lanka Festival.
The primary objectives of the Sri Lanka Festival are to promote and project Sri Lanka, in all culture, trade, commercial, and particularly, in tourism aspects, and to enhance and augment the image of the country, among others, the Embassy said in an announcement.
The Embassy says the Sri Lanka Festival attracts well over 120,000 visitors including Japanese, Sri Lankans and other nationalities, and has been a great success over the past eight years.
The Sri Lanka Festival would portray and showcase the Sri Lankan cultural activities, products and services of Sri Lanka, places and destinations of interest for tourists in Sri Lanka and newly emerged economic and commercial opportunities and vistas as well as the future potential and promise of the country.
The two-day Sri Lanka Festival will include a number of activities and cultural shows including Channa - Upuli dance performance and music by Bathiya & Santhush Group, among others.