SL Pavilion shines through at EXPO 2020 Dubai
The Sri Lanka Pavilion continues to attract large numbers of visitors to Expo 2020 in Dubai, says Sri Lanka Tourism.
EXPO 2020 Dubai that commenced on 01 October will run until 31 March 2022.
It is situated across a 438-hectare area of desert with the participation of 192 countries.
The Sri Lanka Pavilion positioned in the ‘Opportunity District’ of the Expo Village is built on a design concept, which won the design award selected and awarded by expo officials.
The pavilion showcases the hydraulic civilization of Sri Lanka and is being presented in a manner to attract tourists to the island.
It takes visitors in a visual journey keeping in mind the unique position of Sri Lanka as an authentic, compact and diverse destination.
Silent display screens showcase history, culture, nature, people, and the many facets of a visit to the island will entail, through the medium of storytelling, via video and digital content.
The Pavilion attracted nearly 10,000 visitors so far, with positive endorsements flowing in.
The interactive craft corner which had a cane weaver demonstrating drew many and is run with an array of activities from Batik, puppetry, clay pottery, wood carving, sculpting craft, patterns of ‘Beeralu’, brass plate designs, mask carving, rush and reed craft, flax designs and other Sri Lankan art.
Included in the pavilion is a retail corner hosted by the EDB providing the opportunity for Sri Lankan export businesses to exhibit their products.
Also included in the pavilion is the famous ‘Ceylon Tea’ corner hosted by the Tea Board in partnership with the private sector.
Complimenting these pavilion activities there will be the outside pavilion activities of a wedding show, Batik fashion show, song dance drama and drums of Sri Lanka, book reading 'under the stars' featuring Sybil Wettasinghe's 'Sun, Rain and Fox Wedding', Sri Lanka cultural musical and dance show, fusion dance show and the viral sensation Yohani de Silva live in concert.