Country Focus

April 16, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lanka tourism, tea, food, export products and culture would be on show in Los Angeles next month, the country’s consulate general’s office in the city said. A ˜Cooking with Tea™ demonstration by celebrity chef Robert Wemischner, a pottery wheel demonstration and a tea queen beauty pageant would be part of the show, the organizers said, with Sri Lankan cricketers also due to put in an appearance.

The two day exhibition ‘Focus on Sri Lanka’, starting on May 28 at the Californian Market Centre in Los Angeles, will have a ‘cash and carry’ segment for the general public to sample Sri Lanka as well as a slot dedicated for wholesalers and tradespeople.

Focus Sri Lanka will bring together 40 innovative Sri Lankan exporters with serious American buyers in search of extraordinarily unique imports, said Gamini Pemasiri, the commercial consul at the Sri Lankan consulate, in a statement.

Focus Sri Lanka will also demonstrate the nation™s attractive investment opportunities and world-class manufacturing and fulfillment abilities.

Sri Lanka™s tourism industry will also be represented with action, adventure travel, ecotourism, and lux