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Hanoi inaugurates Sri Lanka ceramic painting on Ceramic Road
Monday,  1/28/2019, 09:40 

Hanoi inaugurates Sri Lanka ceramic painting on Ceramic Road

The Saigon Times Daily

The opening ceremony was attended by Sri Lankan Ambassador Hasanthi Dissanayake, Indonesian Ambassador Ibnu Hadi, Venezuelan Ambassador Jorge Rondon Uzcategui, representatives of the Hungarian Embassy and Friends of Vietnam Heritage, and local authorities - PHOTO: VNA

HCMC - The Embassy of Sri Lanka and Tan Hanoi Art Company inaugurated a ceramic painting depicting the South Asian country's natural and cultural beauty on Hanoi Ceramic Road last week, Nhan Dan newspaper reports.

The painting measuring 12 meters in length and 1.6 meters in height was created by artists of Tan Hanoi Art Company based on the idea of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in one month.

The center of the painting is an image of the Lion Rock fortress, or Sigiriya, a treasure of Sri Lanka that has been recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle, the site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes.

The painting also features daily activities of Sri Lankan people such as stilt fishing and traditional dances as well as animals like peacock and Ceylon leopard.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam Hasanthi Dissanayake said: “I have special affection for the humanistic project of Hanoi Ceramic Road because it brings joy and art closer to the public and decorates the road with traditional Vietnamese materials. I have fulfilled my wish after a three-and-a-half-year tenure as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam to convey the love of the Sri Lankan people to the Vietnamese through the ceramic painting.”

Painter Nguyen Thu Thuy, director of Tan Hanoi Art Company, who initiated the Hanoi Ceramic Road, said she is proud and happy when international friends and the public love the project.

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