VGP - With the support of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Board, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Hanoi unveiled a Sri Lanka ceremic mosaic mural on the new wall of Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural wall on January 22.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, painter Nguyen Thu Thuy, who masterminded the ceramic mural project, said that she was very proud and touched when international friends and the public give special affection for the Hanoi Ceramic Road.
The Sri Lankan Embassy is the first embassy to present Ha Noi a work of the Ha Noi Ceramic Road on Nghi Tam Street. This is considered as a meaningful activity of Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam Hasanthi U. Dissanayake and the Sri Lankan people, opening the beauty project of Nghi Tam Street, an important road supply from Noi Bai airport into the city centre, she said.
Sri Lankan Ambassador to Vietnam Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake stressed that it is a great honour to depict Sri Lanka’s attractions on this iconic landmark of Hanoi, which is already on the Guinness Book of Records, in an year that Sri Lanka has been identified as the top tourist destination by many travel and tourism sector entities, including Lonely Planet.
She further added that this mural can be considered as a gift from people of Sri Lanka to people of Vietnam, especially Hanoians.
The art work, which is 12 metres long and 1.6 metres high, was adapted by artists from Tan Hanoi Art Company from the outline of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau to ceramic material and implemented within a month.
The centre of the painting is an image of the stone fortress, also known as the "lion rock" of Sri Lanka, which has been recognised as a world heritage by UNESCO. The work also features a peacock, Ceylon panther and the daily life of Sri Lanka./.
By Vien Nhu