For the first time in Sri Lanka, the“Yaji Tea Cultural Salon” exhibition was held from May 10-20 at the China Cultural Centre in Colombo.
The exhibition was declared open by the Minister for Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Vidura Wickremanayake and Chinese Cultural Counselor to Sri Lanka Zhang Yingbao.
“Yaji Tea Cultural Salon” is affirmed as a world heritage by UNESCO for its cultural value to the world.
The exhibition was open and free of charge to the public. The visitors got to experience a large collection of tea from the two countries, artifacts, documentaries, and photographs related to tea culture while tasting exquisite flavors of teas.
The exhibition was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China together with the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka and organized by the China Cultural Center in Sri Lanka under the guidance of China International Cultural Association along with the Sri Lanka Tea Board.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Colombo has also signed on as co-organisers while the Bank of China will provide the conceptual contributions to the event.
Experience a variety of teas from Sri Lanka and China at 'Yaji Cultural Salon' (free entry)