Viet Nam News By Sri Lankan Ambassador Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake Sri Lanka is the essence of a people renowned for their hospitality, stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity and a wealth of incredible, immersive experiences on offer for travellers. Within a mere area of 65,610sq.km lie eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330km of coastline - much of its pristine beach, 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 202,343ha of lush tea plantations, 101,171 of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, and a culture that extends back over 2,500 years, with well-preserved archaeological monuments, mostly from the country’s Buddhist heritage, one of the world’s most scenic rail routes. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the year 2019 is marked with many remarkable milestones for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, with Lonely Planet naming Sri Lanka as the top country for travel and recognising Colombo City, the commercial capital … [Read more...] about 2019 Sri Lanka: where all roads lead to!
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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and Sri Lanka should promote cooperation in various sectors, including culture, thus enhancing cultural exchanges between the two nations, said a Sri Lankan expert. At a workshop held by the Institute of Archeology under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi on January 28, Bindu Urugodawatte, also a Buddhist archeologist, said that her country was once a centre of Buddhist religion and culture, and Buddhism has played an important part in the nation’s politics, society and culture in the past thousands of years. Participants at the event said that the oceanic Silk Road lends credence to the existence of the association between the two countries over millennia. The road not only facilitates trade but it also offers a journey of diverse cultures and religions. Dr. Nguyen Gia Doi, Acting Director of the Institute of Archeology, underlined that the Silk Road has existed for thousands of years and passed through many different empires and … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Sri Lanka step up cooperation in culture
Hanoi inaugurates Sri Lanka ceramic painting on Ceramic RoadThe Saigon Times Daily The opening ceremony was attended by Sri Lankan Ambassador Hasanthi Dissanayake, Indonesian Ambassador Ibnu Hadi, Venezuelan Ambassador Jorge Rondon Uzcategui, representatives of the Hungarian Embassy and Friends of Vietnam Heritage, and local authorities - PHOTO: VNA HCMC - The Embassy of Sri Lanka and Tan Hanoi Art Company inaugurated a ceramic painting depicting the South Asian country's natural and cultural beauty on Hanoi Ceramic Road last week, Nhan Dan newspaper reports. The painting measuring 12 meters in length and 1.6 meters in height was created by artists of Tan Hanoi Art Company based on the idea of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in one month. The center of the painting is an image of the Lion Rock fortress, or Sigiriya, a treasure of Sri Lanka that has been recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle, the site was selected by … [Read more...] about Hanoi inaugurates Sri Lanka ceramic painting on Ceramic Road
The Hanoitimes - Chairman of the Hanoi People`s Committee, Nguyen Duc Chung said that this is a successful working term of Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam Saranya Hasathi Urgodawatt Dissanayke. Party General Secretary vows to share development experience with Sri Lanka Prime Minister hosted reception for RoK, Sri Lankan Ambassadors Hanoi strengthens cooperation with Sri Lankan businesses Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on January 23 hosted a reception for Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam Saranya Hasathi Urgodawatt Dissanayke, who came to say goodbye before ending her tenure. Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee, Nguyen Duc Chung received the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam, Saranya Hasathi Urgodawatt Dissanayke, who came to say goodbye before ending her tenure. Photo: Ha Phuong At the meeting, Ambassador Saranya Hasathi Urgodawatt Dissanayke said, during the her term as ambassador, the cooperative relationship between … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s leader bids farewell to outgoing Sri Lanka ambassador
The art work, which is 12 metres long and 1.6 metres high, was adapted by artists from Tan Hanoi Art Company from the outline of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau to ceramic material and implemented within a month. The centre of the painting is an image of the stone fortress, also known as the "lion rock" of Sri Lanka, which has been recognised as a world heritage by UNESCO. The work also features a peacock, Ceylon panther and the daily life of Sri Lanka. Speaking at the ceremony, Hasanthi U. Dissanayake, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam, shared: “I have a special sympathy for the project of Hanoi Ceramic Road by artist Nguyen Thu Thuy. The project is highly humanistic as it brings joy and art to the public, embellishing the street space with traditional Vietnamese materials. I have fulfilled my wish after a three-and-a-half-year tenure as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam to convey the sentiments of the Sri Lankan people to the Vietnamese people through the ceramic … [Read more...] about Work on Sri Lanka on Hanoi Ceramic Road unveiled