Work on Sri Lanka on Hanoi Ceramic Road unveiled

Wednesday, 2019-01-23 17:57:53
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Work on Sri Lanka on Hanoi Ceramic Road unveiled
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NDO – A mural, depicting Sri Lanka's most stunning natural and cultural beauty, was unveiled on January 22 on the Hanoi Ceramic Road.

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.

Speaking at the ceremony, Hasanthi U. Dissanayake, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam, shared: “I have a special sympathy for the project of Hanoi Ceramic Road by artist Nguyen Thu Thuy. The project is highly humanistic as it brings joy and art to the public, embellishing the street space 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 sentiments of the Sri Lankan people to the Vietnamese people through the ceramic painting.”

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, painter Nguyen Thu Thuy, who masterminded the ceramic mural project, shared 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 Hanoi a work of the Hanoi Ceramic Road on Nghi Tam Street. This is considered as a meaningful activity of the Ambassador Hasanthi and the Sri Lankan people, opening the beauty project of Nghi Tam Street, an important road supply from Noi Bai airport into the city center, artist Thuy said.