The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. opened its doors for American visitors as part of Passport DC’s Around the World Embassy Tour on May 2nd, 2015, promoting Sri Lanka as an exciting destination among prospective US tourists.
Over one thousand visitors were treated to traditional Sri Lankan hospitality with a sample of Sri Lankan authentic cuisine and a peek at the country’s rich cultural heritage. The colorful photo exhibition of Sri Lankan touristic attractions captivated the attention of all visitors.
The Sari Corner generated much excitement among the ladies and the opportunity to be clad in colourful Sri Lankan attire proved popular. Visitors tried their hand at the Sinhala and Tamil scripts, making an effort to write their names in Sri Lanka’s national languages.
Passport DC is a Washington DC’s citywide international cultural awareness program that enables residents and visitors to experience and explore the international culture that flourishes alongside and beyond Washington’s renowned institutions. It is presented by Cultural Tourism DC in partnership with participating Embassies and affiliates.