Nov 27, 2009 (LBO) – A photographic exhibition in Colombo makes a case for Sri Lanka eco-tourism, encouraging visitors to experience the island’s rich biodiversity, within a renewed climate of peace in the country. The exhibition is on at the Alliance Francaise in Colombo until December 15, 2009. From Little Egrets in Mannar, Spinner Dolphins off Mirissa on Sri Lanka’s coast, primates and elusive leopards in Sri Lanka’s wildlife reserves, the island boasts of a rich and varied collection of bird and animal life.
The exhibition is by two top Sri Lankan photographers – Chitral Jayathilake and Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne, both of whom have done extensive work promoting Sri Lanka as an eco-tourism hotspot through their work.
The joint exhibition was first staged in London to assist the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in showcasing Sri Lanka’s biodiversity and encouraging travel to Sri Lanka.