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Experience a variety of Teas from Sri Lanka and China and witness the revolving cultural heritage at “Yaji Cultural Salon” (Entrance Free)

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Sri Lanka and China share a long-standing bilateral friendship that has run for many centuries, which is now extended for economic, social, political, and business activities. Moreover, we observe the two countries have distinct, common, and unique cultural activities that have resulted in developing deep bonds between the peoples of our nations.

Such cultural activities have been exchanged amongst people of the two countries and strengthened our friendships further. The latest addition to the event calendar the “Tea Cultural Exhibition” undoubtedly contributed to augment our friendships.

With a long history of tea plantation, tea drinking, and tea serving in China, tea is blended into their culture which is also recognized by the UNESCO as a world heritage. Sri Lanka too has many culturally valued tea rituals and much more that is tied-up with tea; which showcased at the Tea Cultural Exhibition. The event gave the visitors a great opportunity to experience different performances and practices in china.

“Sri Lanka – China Tea Cultural Exhibition” was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of the People’s Republic of China together with The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Sri Lanka and Organized by the China Cultural Center in Sri Lanka under the guidance of China International Cultural Association with the Association of Sri Lanka Tea Board. This event was Co-Organized by the Confuses Institute at the University of Colombo while the Bank of China will provide the conceptual contributions to the event.

For the first time in Sri Lanka“Yaji Tea Cultural Salon” exhibition was held, which was Declared open by the Honorable Vidura Wickremanayake The Minister for Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka and Chinese Cultural Counselor to Sri Lanka Mr. Zhang Yingbao, held on the 19th and 20th between 10.00 am to 07.00 pm at China Cultural Center in Sri Lanka, located at No 05 Independence Ave, Colombo 7. Exhibition was open and free of charge for public.

The visitors experience a large collection of tea from the two countries, artifacts, documentaries, and photographs related to tea culture while tasting exquisite flavors of teas. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 – 11:26

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