- Published on Monday, 30 January 2012 15:07
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Sri Lanka Tourism, along with AIESEC Sri Lanka, hosted “Ayubowan China” on last Saturday (28) at the Light House Galley in Colombo to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The aim of the show was to promote Sri Lanka as a favorable Tourist destination in China.
The Chinese New Year Show was focused on sharing the Chinese culture and tradition among the other nationals, which is a rising global trend at present.
50 Chinese University students from over 20 major cities in China performed a traditional Chinese Dance, a Chinese Opera, a Fan Dance, an instrumental with Pipa and Erhu plus Kung Fu and Tai-Chi routines, to the utmost contentment of the audience. Sri Lanka Navy and the National Youth Services Council also contributed to the event with their excellent performances.
AIESEC Sri Lanka, an International Youth Organization, coordinates over 200 internships on annual basis through the Global Community Development Programme and Global Internship Programme in partnership with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau. The “Dragon Night” is one of the main events which falls under a 6-week project named “Ayubowan China” by AIESEC Sri Lanka.
“Ayubowan China” was initiated by AIESEC Sri Lanka with the support of AIESEC China to strengthen the cultural relationship between Sri Lanka & China through AIESEC internship programme. This project also includes Chinese cultural activities, performances by the universities, a youth forum, Chinese cultural event [Dragons Night] as well as the post tour which exposes the Chinese interns to the Sri Lankan culture.