“SHILPA ABHIMANI - 2016” the apex event of the National Crafts Council (NCC) which showcases the collective and creative conscience of our traditional and contemporary handicrafts will be held from 17th – 20th of November 2016 at “Nugasewana” Hall in BMICH in collaboration with “SAARC” Handicrafts Exhibition.
The upcoming festive season will be one to look forward to with the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs making plans to attract both foreign and local tourists to the city of Colombo.
Yamuni Rashmika Perera, a photo journalist attached to the Department of Government Information won the PSA Silver award in the Open Category at the 13th Shanghai International Photographic Art Exhibition.
Sri Lanka is planning a travel fair of its own called ‘Gateway to South Asia’ in Colombo in May next year. As a government driven initiative with private sector participation, we anticipate support for this venture,” Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga said.
International Research Symposium on ‘Valuation of Forest Ecosystems and Their Services’ organized by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with the support of Sri Lanka UN-REDD program, and the Forest Department will be held on 18th October at BMICH.
A dinner evening was held recently at Cinnamon Grand Colombo under the patronage of the Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake subsequent to the International Conference on Right to Information.