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Hangzhou welcomes Sri Lankan youth

www.ehangzhou.gov.cn| Updated: August 18, 2023 L M S


Hangzhou teenagers take a group photo with their Sri Lankan counterparts. [Photo/hangzhou2022.cn]

A youth sports and dance cultural exchange delegation from Hangzhou visited Sri Lanka from Aug 11 to 17, responding to an invitation from the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka. During their visit, they engaged in a series of meaningful exchanges and explorations.

The Hangzhou youth delegation had the opportunity to visit various organizations and landmarks in Sri Lanka, including the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Sports Dance Association, Sangamitta Girls' School, Channa Upuli Dance Academy, and Moratuwa University.

They also embarked on excursions to the Udawalawe National Park, a sanctuary for diverse wildlife, a sea turtle rescue center, the enchanting Madu River mangroves forest, the historic Galle Fort, and Sri Lanka's Independence Square.

The exchanges were filled with joyful singing and dancing as members of the delegation and Sri Lankan youth came together to celebrate their shared passion for culture and sports. They exchanged gifts and made commitments to meeting each other in Hangzhou for the Asian Games.

The cultural exchange was made possible with the guidance of the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Shanghai. The delegation had the honor of meeting officials from the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka, including Vice President Gamini Jayasinghe, who presented them with certificates as ambassadors of sports and cultural goodwill between China and Sri Lanka.


Hangzhou teenagers and Sri Lankan officials pose for a group photo. [Photo/hangzhou2022.cn]

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