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 07 and 08 July 2018. 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. Heritage Festival represents the identity and culture of the people in different countries.
The Festival was organized by the Abey Heritage Association. The aim of the Association is to highlight and preserve the heritage of Abey that has been playing an important role in the history of Lebanon from 12th century AD to date. Abey is known in history for 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.
“Sithru Dancing Academy” of Mrs. Sujeewa Wanigasuriya 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 the traveller. Tourist information in the form of brochures was distributed among visitors with a view to promoting Sri Lanka and to motivating them to visit Sri Lanka.
A wide variety of Ceylon Tea and Sri Lankan hoppers with Kattasambal were served at the stand.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
09 July 2018