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* Sri Lanka launches awareness program to promote tourism in Belarus
Sat, Aug 24, 2013, 11:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 24, Minsk: Sri Lanka aiming to promote the tourism industry has launched a cultural awareness program in Belarus.

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Russia, accredited to Belarus, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has organized a cultural program called "Mega Tourism Caravan" to coincide with the President Mahinda Rajapaksa's upcoming visit to Belarus.

As part of the program the dance group of Chandana Wickremasinghe staged a traditional cultural dance at a shopping mall in Minsk yesterday. A Large crowd gathered to see the colorful performances.

The Mega Tourism Caravan program will continue until August 28.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa accompanied by a business delegation is scheduled to leave for Minsk on Sunday on a three-day official visit.

During his visit he will hold bilateral discussions with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko and the Prime Minister Prof. Mikhail Myasnikovich among others.

The Belarus-Sri Lanka business forum and a Business to Business (B2B) meeting with Sri Lankan businessmen, accompanying the President will be held at the National library of Belarus in Minsk on August 26th. The President is scheduled to deliver a speech to the business forum. In addition to the political engagements, President Rajapaksa will also attend a tourist forum and visit an automobile plant in the capital city of Minsk.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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