Ms. Dexter and Mr. Simrany auctioning the drawing created by Boston
surrealist artist Julian
Despite the highly unpredictable weather conditions associated with Hanna and Ike hurricanes, many tea lovers flocked to the prestigious Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers in the afternoon of last Sunday, 7th September to witness a specialty Ceylon tea auction, which aimed at raising funds for the Tsunami-affected children in Sri Lanka. The event was jointly created by the editor/publisher of the well-known “Tea A Magazine”, Ms. Pearl Dexter and the famous tea sommelier of the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Ms. Cynthia Gold in close collaboration with the Tea Association of the USA, Inc. in New York and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C.. Mr. Joseph Simrany, President of the Tea Association of the USA, Inc. and Mr. Nimal Karunatilake, Minister (Commercial) of the Sri Lanka Embassy were in Boston over the week-end to support the charity auction.
The Embassy is pleased to post on its website the following pages of the 2008 Summer issue of the “Tea”- A Magazine, which carries an article on the first ever Ceylon tea auction, held on the US soil. All proceeds from the auction were donated to a Tsunami related charity in Sri Lanka.