Journey into the center of Asia and a country full of culture and traditions centuries old! Tonight, embrace experience a unique diplomatic evening on foreign soil as we travel halfway across the world without ever leaving the District. Join your fellow young professionals for a special night of Sri Lankan food, drinks, music, art, dancing, diplomats, film, and more – all at the beautiful residence of his excellency Jaliya Wickramasuriya.
A) Sri Lankan Dinner – Prepared by the Ambassador’s Personal Sri Lankan Chef : Enjoy a rare but incredibly tasty native Sri Lankan dinner – prepared specially for this unique event by the embassy’s chef.
Including: Fish Cutlet; Sri Lankan Chicken, and Beef, String Hoppers, Potato Curry, Chicken Curry, Coconut Roti Coconut Sambol ,Lunu Miris, Mixed Rice, Watalappan , Kithul Treacle, Sri Lanken Yogurt. (Menu Subject to change slightly to equal or greater quality)
B) Sri Lankan Open Bar: Sample and enjoy regional wines, Sri Lankan beer tasting and other beverages commonly offered in Sri Lanka.
C) Sri Lankan Tea Tasting: Sample an array of very unique and incredible Sri Lankan teas. A member of the embassy will be on hand to discuss the distinctions and background of the various teas.
D) Diplomatic Greeting from the Ambassador: Hear from the Ambassador and feel free to schmooze and network with him and the diplomatic staff, all of whom will be invited to this special evening, and many of whom are expected to attend.
E) Sri Lankan Fashion Show:
Volunteers will be picked from the audience to display off the glorious international outfits from Sri Lanka. Learn about Sri Lanka’s fascinating national attire, dress and uniforms.
F) Sri Lankan Music: Enjoy a musical background evoking the unique Sri Lankan culture throughout the centuries. Tonight’s music will whisk you directly to this curious land and the homes of the Sinhalese and the Tamil.
G) Sri Lankan Art: Throughout the Residence, the Ambassador has arranged for the presentation of special Sri Lankan artifacts and paintings unseen to most Americans' eyes. He and his staff will be on hand to personally discuss the art's origins and meaning with you.
H) Sri Lankan Cultural Film: At your leisure, you are invited to watch recurring films showcasing Sri Lankan cities, mountains, borders, landscape, people, tribes, animals, safari tours, everyday culture and much much more.
Suggested Attire: Business Attire
Directions: The Official Residence of the Ambassador from Sri Lanka
[masked]th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008