Country ready for President’s swearing-in
Nidahasa - Subasangskruthiyaka Peradakma exhibition:
Chefs to prepare 4,000 kg kiribath:
Countrywide ceremonies will be held from November 17 to 20 at the
Independence Square, Colombo to mark the inauguration of the second term
of office of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Mass Media and Information
Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.
The Nidahasa - Subasangskruthiyaka Peradakma exhibition will be open
to the public from 2 pm to midnight daily, the Minister told a press
Minister Keheliya Rambukwella also invited the public to taste the
4,000 kg Kiribath being prepared to mark the President’s birthday and
the second term in office on November 18 at the Independence Square. The
4,000 kilogram Kiribath will be prepared by Chef Dr Pubilis Silva
together with chefs working in star hotels in Sri Lanka.
A world record and a patent right will be obtained for the massive
Kiribath, the Minister said.
This novel exhibition and celebrations are organized by the
Government Information Department under the aegis of Mass Media and
Information Ministry to coincide with the swearing-in ceremony of
President Rajapaksa for his second term.
A special photographic exhibition stall under the theme ‘Historical
memoirs’ depicting Sri Lankan’s livelihood system to modern day
lifestyle and Sri Lanka’s development activities of the past and the
present will be highlighted at the exhibition.
Food prepared according to various cultures in Sri Lanka will be a
special feature at the exhibition ‘Our Food Heritage’.
The special ‘Performance Arts’ zone at the exhibition venue will
highlight the inborn talents of students. A special competition among
schools to select the best band will also be held.
A separate zone for Indigenous Medicine will help the public get to
know more about the process of prevention , treatment and cure under the
ancient ayurvedic system, the Minister said.
The Moratuwa University will maintain a special design display at its
own zone. A musical show featuring artistes will be held at the end of