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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The event was co-organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Vietnam, the Vietnamese Women's Museum and the Hanoi Association of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises. The first-ever festival served as a bridge between small-and medium-sized enterprises of the two countries. Various activities were held during the event Speaking at the ceremony, Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jayasuriya expressed his admiration for Vietnam's achievements and congratulated on good relationship between Sri Lanka and Vietnam. He also hoped that the two countries would further promote their cooperation, especially in agriculture, culture and tourism. For his part, Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Van Thao highly appreciated the cooperation of the co-organizing units. The art works, images, people and culture of Sri Lanka would inspire and bring good feelings to Vietnamese people, thereby enhancing mutual understanding between the two nations, he added. The festival … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka Culture Festival Day kicks off in Hanoi
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (L) and Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, Geneva, March 25, 2018 – Photo: VNA Chairwoman Ngan expressed her pleasure to witness the developments in the bilateral ties. Viet Nam, said Ms. Ngan, always respects the traditional ties with Sri Lanka and hopes to cement and deepen the bilateral ties in line with respective potentials. NA Chairwoman Ngan suggested the two sides increase the exchange of all-level delegations, soon host the fourth meeting of the Joint Committee at the foreign ministerial level in Sri Lanka in 2018, and implement the security dialogue mechanism at the public security ministerial level at an early date. The Chairwoman proposed the two sides effectively materialize outcomes of the visit to Viet Nam by the Sri Lankan PM and signed cooperation documents, and consider adjusting and signing other documents suitable to the new … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka seeks better ties with VN
A statue of President Ho Chi Minh was inaugurated in the Sri Lankan capital city, Colombo, on November 25. Prominent among the guests at the ceremony were Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Colombo city’s Mayor A. J. M. Muzammil, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien and Vietnamese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ton Sinh Thanh. Addressing the event, President Mahinda Rajapaksa praised President Ho Chi Minh’s life and revolutionary cause, affirming that his statue in Colombo will be an eternal symbol of the traditional friendship and fruitful relationship between the two countries. Sharing the President’s views, Deputy PM Minh thanked the Sri Lankan Government and people for their deep sentiments towards the land and people of Vietnam, especially President Ho Chi Minh, a UNESCO-recognised cultural figure. He highlighted the close ties between the beloved President and Sri … [Read more...] about President Ho Chi Minh honoured in Sri Lanka
City hotel makes giant Banh Tet Nearly 100 staff from the Yasaka-Saigon-Nha Trang Hotel participated in making a new record banh tet (cylindrical glutinous rice cake) on January 24 to welcome the Lunar New Year Festival (Tet). The giant cake is 37 metres long, weighs 810 kg and has a diameter of 0.2 metres. To make cake, cooks used 420 kg of glutinous rice, 67 kg of green beans, 17 kg of black beans, 17 kg of soya beans, 110 kg of pork, 550 bananas, 80kg of scraped coconut, 30 monordicas and 410 kg of banana leaves. The cake was wrapped at 17:00 the same day and put into a large pot for boiling. On January 25, it is expected to be finished boiling, taken out of the pot and cut into pieces to go on sale at 18:00. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to charity funds. Five fall down 16m in amusement ride accident At 11:30 on Tuesday, Jan 24, five people stared death in the face when the amusement park game they participated had an error, causing the seats they were … [Read more...] about SOCIETY IN BRIEF 27/1