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Sep 27, 2011 10:37:47 AM - itnnews.lk

Today is the World Tourism Day. Sri Lanka marked this day in a unique and an unprecedented way. In this exercise a one kilometer long painting named ‘Colombo Wall’ showcases the Colombo City in 10 years as seen through the eyes of the children.The national function marking World tourism Day centred around Beira Lake, where the Tourism Zone named “Road to Paradise” was declared. Many Ministries collaborated in this programme which was held under the patronage of Minister Basil Rajapaksa. Ten commemorative stamps displaying the Sri Lankan identity were launched in parallel to this event. A considerable growth has been recorded in the tourism sector with the elimination of terrorism from the country.

The one kilometer long painting named ‘Colombo Wall’ depicts the Colombo City in 10 years as seen through the eyes of the children. Around 2,000 school students from 150 schools in the Western Province, from the schools from the Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara Districts created this one kilometer long art wall in Colombo.

Among those present on the occasion were Minister Dallas Alahapperuma, Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena and Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunge.