Children’s Day with a difference | Daily News

Children’s Day with a difference

In celebration of World Children’s’ Day, the Galle Face Hotel partnered with Ebert Silva Holidays and Sri Lankan Cares, the charitable arm of Sri Lankan Airlines, joined hands for the third consecutive year to host 60 children for a fun-filled day of learning and playing.

Three orphanages from the Nugegoda, Kalubowila and Kirillawela areas were selected to participate at the event. Children who arrived at the Galle Face Hotel for a morning snack were taken on a tour of Colombo in Ebert Silva Holiday’s double decker bus. They were then driven to the airport and taken through the check-in process as passengers, after which they headed to an A330 airbus for a familiarization tour by the Airport and Aviation Authority.

“The experience for the children was to show them what they could aspire to be and also to recognise them as a growing generation who have a role to play in society. The kids were thrilled by the tour, and especially loved our interactive discussion on the history of aviation,” said Sri Lankan Cares, Manager, Niroshan Ranawake.

The children were treated as passengers on the aircraft, with in-flight entertainment and an on-board meal served for lunch. After the airport tour concluded, they arrived at the Galle Face Hotel for an afternoon tea party followed by an evening of music and magic shows.

The Galle Face Hotel’s General Manager, Deni Ohlsen-Dukic said it is a privilege to be a part of events such as these and make a difference on Children’s Day. 


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