A cultural synergy

IT WAS a pleasant surprise and a refreshing change for captains of industry, senior government officials, travel trade experts, and the State Education Minister S. Semmalai who took part at the inauguration of Sri Lanka Trade Centre at the Phase III of the Spencer Plaza on Thursday when they had a taste of the rich and varied Sri Lankan culture. It was a cultural synergy of a different kind with two dance troupes from Sri Lanka providing flavour of the island-nation. With Sri Lanka's Biala and Shakti bands welcoming the audience, the spotlight turned to drummers, which captivated not only those who attended the function but also several shoppers. The somersault and varied forms of rhythmic sounds by the Sri Lankan drummers gave a tough competition for their counterparts from Tamil Nadu who also enthralled the audience.

By Shankar T.S.

Photo: T.A. Hafeez