The Sri Lanka Design Festival opened today with a spectacular cultural show in front of Hon. Minister of Economic Development Mr. Basil Rajapaksa. Colombo, Sri Lanka. 11/11/2010
The Sri Lanka Design Festival opened today with a spectacular cultural show in front of Hon. Minister of Economic Development Mr. Basil Rajapaksa and His wife, Mrs Pushpa Rajapaksa along with many other delegates from around the world who have flown in specially for the festival which will run from the 11th to the 17th of November, 2010. This years festival will have many things to offer its guests and visitors – the charismatic island on which it is set is one of the most special of those things. From sandy shores and turquoise waters to misty mountains and the charming hill country, Sri Lanka is a paradise waiting to be explored.
A country with a historic past and a unique culture, Sri Lanka has a personality that is distinctive. With a rich cultural heritage that dates back more than 2500 years, and an offbeat contemporary style that is inimitable, Sri Lanka is an incredible place from which artists and craftsmen have drawn inspiration for centuries.
Through the special focus this year on traditional Sri Lankan arts and crafts, Sri Lanka Design Festival wants to help all its visitors discover the wonders of Sri Lanka’s ancient history, the colourful traditions of indigenous arts and crafts, and the warmth of the famous Sri Lankan smile.
World renowned fashion commentator, stylist, designer and editor, Mr. Colin McDowell who also is Brand Ambassador for SLDF said, "It is not always the big people that move things forward, but it is the courageous. Sri Lanka has the courage to show the world what can achieved and it is uniquely placed to be a leader."
"Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) 2010 is a unique Festival designed to promote Sri Lanka’s creative and design industries, both traditional and contemporary, as well as the Sri Lankan apparel industry’s incredible capabilities and creative strength on a global platform." SLDF