- Published on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 11:38
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The first-ever international style exhibition to promote exports in 18 years, Sri Lanka Expo 2012, which commences tomorrow has drawn 1,350 visitors from 55 countries with further demand facing a snag due to unavailability of hotel accommodation.
Several country delegations and individual visitors have arrived over the weekend whilst delegations from China, Malaysia, Indonesia and UK numbering over 400 in total were expected to arrive yesterday. A few Ministerial delegations and around 100 foreign journalists are also expected to attend.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to declare open the four-day Sri Lanka Expo 2012 on Wednesday at the BMICH.
The last Expo was held in 1994 whilst the inaugural exhibition took place in 1992. Day two of the exhibition will be opened by Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne whilst Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa will be the Chief Guest on Friday and Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen on Saturday. (niz)