After several years of hiatus, the Galle Literary Festival is set to make a grand return in January 2024. The event, which aims to promote the tourism industry, will feature a series of programs showcasing various art forms in the areas of Galle, Matara, Ahangama, and Hikkaduwa.
A preliminary meeting was held on April 28, 2023, at the Presidential Secretariat, led by President Ranil Wickremesinghe. During the meeting, the President emphasized the importance of organizing the festival in a way that highlights Sri Lankan identity and pride to the world.
To promote the tourism industry, the festival will showcase various art forms, including modern art, music, fashion shows, book exhibitions, and festivals. President Wickremesinghe stressed that the revival of the tourism industry is a top priority for the government, and the support of all parties is necessary for the event’s success.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera, President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake, and other government officials, including the secretaries of ministries.
Overall, the return of the Galle Literary Festival marks an exciting moment for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry and art scene, with the event set to showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage and creativity to the world.| PMD News