Sri Lanka: A Gem In the In­dian Ocean

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斯里蘭卡:印度洋上的珍珠

The Con­sul Gen­eral of Sri Lanka, Lal Wick­re­matunge, joined forces with the Tourism Pro­mo­tion Bureau and Sri Lankan Air­lines to cel­e­brate Sri Lanka’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Tourism In­dus­try Ex­hi­bi­tion that was held in Syd­ney at Dock­side Dar­ling Har­bour on 21-22 Au­gust. The morn­ing event fea­tured tra­di­tional dances, cul­tural per­for­mances and a de­li­cious break­fast with a wide va­ri­ety of tra­di­tional Sri Lankan del­i­ca­cies, in­clud­ing award­win­ning Cey­lon black tea. "Sri Lanka, for­merly known as Cey­lon, has a trop­i­cal and hu­mid cli­mate that has unique ad­van­tages for the lo­cal black tea in­dus­try," Mr Wick­re­matunge said.

The Con­sul Gen­eral went on to say that un­like other South­east Asian coun­tries, Sri Lanka is blessed with the boun­ties of the In­dian Ocean, mak­ing it a home for pros­per­ous fish­ing com­mu­ni­ties and of­fer­ing a huge se­lec­tion of seafood del­i­ca­cies. The deeply rooted cul­ture is on bright and colour­ful dis­play wher­ever you turn, play­ing a defin­ing role for the coun­try and its peo­ple. Mr Wikre­matunge de­scribed the beauty of his coun­try: “In Sin­halese, Sri Lanka means ‘a rich and fer­tile land’ or ‘land of hap­pi­ness’, We think of our­selves as a daz­zling gem set in the rich sur­rounds of the In­dian Ocean.”

The small is­land boasts end­less coastal beaches and stun­ning moun­tain­ous ter­rain that peaks at 2,500 me­tres. Sri Lanka is at­tract­ing more in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors than ever be­fore, be­com­ing in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar with Chi­nese and nd Aus­tralian vis­i­tors es­pe­cially.

“Sri Lanka’s nat­u­ral scenic beauty, sim­ple tra­di­tional cus­toms and af­ford­abil­ity makes it a pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tion for trav­ellers from all over the world,” Suth­eash Bala­sub­ra­ma­niam, Manag­ing di­rec­tor of the Sri Lanka Tourism Pro­mo­tion Bureau said. Whether you’re in the mood for a beach get­away, an ad­ven­ture or you just want to soak up lo­cal colour and cul­ture, this is­land gem has all that you want and more.

初春之際,斯里蘭卡駐澳洲大使、官方旅遊局和斯里蘭卡航空公司在悉尼達令港畔舉行一場『共享早餐』的盛會,並為斯里蘭卡旅遊展作剪綵儀式。

外交大使Lal Wick­re­matunge 稱,斯里蘭卡與其他東南亞國家不同,四面環海、海產豐盛,當地居民多篤信宗教,因此宗教對國家和民眾影響力深遠。「紅茶、橡膠和椰子

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