Taste of Colombo via street fiesta

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Sri Lanka is a country that has a rich diversity in terms of its people. Different ethnic groups and the multiple religious backgrounds mainly contribute towards this beautiful mix that has found its right balance through time and age. Our history, heritage, arts and crafts are true evidence to this fact as much as our food.

Here we begin the story of “Taste of Colombo”.

The concept of this street fiesta goes a step further from a standard ‘food festival’ as it brings together the elements of history, culture, art, crafts and trade to give the patrons a real taste of our nation. Spanning over three nights this festival has a line up of cultural attractions that is guaranteed to bring back the entertainment we proudly say is original to us as a country. A mini perahera, traditional dance and drum acts, stilt walkers, fire dancers are some of the many items you can expect here.

The ever famous Green Path Avenue with its reputation for fun celebrations has been carefully selected to be the venue for this inaugural feast where the street will be filled with food vendors ranging from star class restaurants to regular bakeries and the ultimate street stalls. Entrepreneurs from local traditional industries will fill up the remaining slots showcasing their flavours in batik, handicrafts, hand-loom, paintings and many more.

Lanka Event Management, the event planning arm of Lanka Hotels & Travels are the proud producers of “Taste of Colombo”, who have combined the synergies of multiple attractions to put together this mega event, which is scheduled to be held on 31 March, 1 and 2 April 2011. The last day of this street festival is planned to coincide with the ICC Cricket World Cup Finals where there will also be two giant screens used to telecast the action. Papare music and a DJ is also in place to steer you through the final day as we show the true spirit of Sri Lanka as a nation in love with this beautiful game.

A key objective of this exercise is to promote Sri Lanka tourism to the international community and as such, the event organisers look forward to hosting this event annually. Entrance to the festival is free of charge to everyone while a special invitation is also sent out to all foreign guests who are currently visiting the country. Visit www.tasteofcolombo.com for more details.