Colombo Streets To Be Lit Up For Festive Season From Tomorrow: 40 Private Sector Bodies Involved

Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Affairs and the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) have launched an initiative to light up Colombo's streets for the festive season. 
Under this initiative, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Galle Road (up to Bambalapitiya), Baudhaloka Mawatha, Duplication Road (up to Bambalapitiya), Reed Avenue, Thummulla junction,  Union Place, Pittala Junction, Ibbanwela Junction, Liberty, Galle Face and Lake House roundabouts will be lit up, from December 19 to January first week. 
Community Relations Director of SLTDA Mihira Liyanaarachchi said 40 private sector organisations and several key state organisations have extended their support to the initiative. 
Accordingly, he said, the Sri Lanka Air Force will light up Chittampalam Gardiner Mawatha while the Navy will light up the streets around the Gangaramaya temple. 
The Army will light up Reed Avanue, Colombo 07. 
"This project will take place for the third consecutive year," Liyanarachchi said, adding that it will turn out to be a major tourist attraction, this year. 
"This is also in line with the two main Christmas festivals in Colombo - one organised by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau and the other by the Sri Lanka Retailers Association.  We believe this initiative will add value to all Christmas celebrations in Colombo," he explained. 
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