SAARC CULTURAL FESTIVAL
17 FEBRUARY 2012 (1ST DAY)
The SAARC Cultural Festival was inaugurated yesterday under the distinguished patronage of Hon. Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena. This festival began with a colorful parade showcasing all the participating Member states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka. In addition to the Member States, troupes from Sri Lanka were also part of the parade. The event that followed was truly an experience of culture, where all participating Member States performed, bringing out the different forms of tradition dance and music. There was also a food festival to coincide with the main performance.
The festival will continue today, with the performances starting at 7pm, and tomorrow (19th) in Galle. Entrance is free for the public.
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