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The national airline, SriLankan Airlines, has introduced full Sinhala and Tamil languages on its website www.srilankan.com to better serve the needs of Sri Lankan citizens in a new Sri Lankan Be Sri Lankan, Fly SriLankan advertising drive. In April 2016, SriLankan relaunched its website with state-of-the-art functionality and since then has added Arabic, Flemish, French, English, Dutch, Japanese, Simplified Mandarin and traditional Mandarin languages, with special homepages for many destinations it serves to optimise comfort for locals.
Wellcome to the website of the Office of the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in India.
Interparliamentary group from Sri Lanka will visit India from 9 to 14 September 2018. The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in New Delhi organized two meetings to support Sri Lankan cooking as part of a programme to mark the country's seventieth centennial. There was a ten-day Sri Lanka Food Festival from 17 to 26 August 2018 at the Capital Kitchen of the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, which was a great hit.
It was organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in cooperation with the Taj Palace in New Delhi and the Mount Lavinia Hotel in Sri Lanka. Pabilis, Sri Lanka's master chef, was the center of attention that produced a series of Sri Lankan dishes that produced the best aromas of Sri Lankan herbs.
Dedication of the Sri Lanka Food Festival took place on 23 August 2018. Among the chosen listeners were MEP Udith Raj, former Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, Sanjay Verma, Chief Of Protocol of the MEA, other civil servants, Diplomacy officers, staff from the press and the tourist sector.
Chitranganee Wagiswara, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka, and Samrat Datta, Director General of the Taj Palace Hotel, gave speeches before the meeting. High Commissioner talked of India's culture ties with Sri Lanka and, in this connection, of similar cooking and, at the same place, of the unique character of Sri Lankan cooking.
As part of the conference, a paper on "Sri Lanka's Buddhist Heritage" was also presented. It was a India Sri Lanka Foundation financed work. Binoy Bhel, a renowned culture scholar, filmmaker and geographer, is the writer of the novel. He is known for his untiring and productive work over the last 41 years, especially on Sri Lanka.
Over 50,000 photos of Asiatic memorials and artistic treasures with most of the old Sri Lankan Buddha memorials have been taken. Sri Lanka Food Festival ended with a high level of attention focused on the countless tastes and the biological and medical value of Ayurveda embodied in its cuisine.
Furthermore, a Sri Lanka Night took place on 28 August 2018 at the Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia in New Delhi. It was organised in New Delhi together with the FCC and the Sri Lanka High Commission. On the occasion of the opening ceremony, the President of the FCC, S. Venkat Narayan, expressed his thanks to the High Commissioner and the personnel for organising the FCC members' meeting and talked about the strong relationship between the FCC and the High Commission.
High Commissioner Wagiswara stressed the important contribution of the press and the many connections between India and Sri Lanka. It emphasised the different characteristics of Sri Lankan cooking and pointed to the growing importance of Sri Lanka as a travel destination. Here, the Sri Lankan kitchen was the most popular of all. FCC members were all welcome to sample the aromas of Sri Lankan cooking and enjoy Sri Lankan cooking traditions.
For the first occasion a group of India dance artists danced Sri Lankan dance for the first year. Pupils learned to dance Sri Lankan dance during their stay at the University of Visual and Performing Arts Sri Lanka through the exchange programs of the India Sri Lanka Foundation.