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Colombo City Tour 2nd anniversary celebrated with children of war heroes

Jan 25, 2012 1:30:21 PM - www.ft.lk

The Colombo City Tour, Sri Lanka’s first ever open deck sightseeing tour which is a venture of Sri Lanka Tourism and Ebert Silva Holidays celebrates its second Anniversary on 28 January.


Marking this day, the Colombo City Tour has organised a full day event for 100 children of the war heroes, who laid down their lives and were disabled in the effort to bring lasting peace to our motherland.
The children aged between 10 – 15 years will be arriving from outstations and will be given the opportunity of witnessing and experiencing the unique heritage of Sri Lanka’s premier city, with entertainment and fun.
“It is indeed a pleasure for the Colombo City Tour to celebrate its second Anniversary with the children of the heroes of this land. It is the first time in Colombo for most of these children. We are happy to be showcasing Colombo to them, a city able to beautifully open up to visitors from around the world because of the utmost sacrifices made by their mothers and fathers,” said Ebert Silva Holidays Managing Director Rajini de Silva Mendis.  
The children will reach Colombo in the morning and be treated with refreshments at the Galle Face Hotel forecourt. They will then board two open deck double decker coaches to embark on a unique ride around Colombo, witnessing the heritage of Sri Lanka’s premier city with professional commentaries.  The Independence Square, Gangarama Seema Malakaya and a visit to the National Museum will add to the knowledge and experience they will gather whilst on tour. Lunch and treats too will be provided with souvenirs to remember of this unique and joyful experience in Colombo.
The Seva Vanitha unit of the Defence Ministry, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau, Sri Lanka Transport Board, the Galle Face Hotel and Elephant House join Ebert Silva Holidays and the Colombo City Tour to make this unique event a success.