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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2708

Sri Lankan food and tea promotion in Macao, China

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

Colombo, 29 April, (Asiantribune.com): The Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management conducted a highly successful Sri Lankan Food and Tea Promotion on the invitation of the Institute of Tourism Studies of Macao [IFT] recently. The Tea promotion was fully sponsored by Dilmah Tea Ltd assisted by their Marketing Office based in Hong Kong.

The Institute of Tourism Studies of Macao as a tradition invites one of the member countries of the Asia Pacific Educational and Training Institute in Tourism [APETIT] to conduct a National Food Promotion on an annual basis. And this year, the SLITHM being an Executive Committee Member of the APETIT was invited to do so. On the part of SLITHM, we proposed to combine this with a Tea Promotion and invited Dilmah Tea Ltd to support us, who came up with a total sponsorship.

The food promotion was conducted by a Lecturer in Professional Cookery, Mr. Chandrasiri Tennakoon and Romuldo Machdo and Dhanushka Vidanage, two students of the SLITHM; and the tea promotion by Ms. Jeewanthi Adhikari, another student of the SLITHM, supervised by the Director of Studies, Mr. Kamal Hapuwatte.

The promotion was held over a period of 05 days in the Public Restaurant of the IFT; and 150 covers each were served for lunch and dinner. The event was so successful that during the last two days, the IFT had to accommodate approximately 20 covers extra to cater for the high demand for reservations.

At each meal time, a tea demonstration was conducted by Ms. Jeewanthi with Tea Mocktails as well as Tea Cocktails, all sponsored by Dilmah Tea Ltd. A Sri Lankan food preparation demonstration was conducted for industry personnel on the 4th day by the SLITHM Lecturer and the two student chefs. Also a tea demonstration was conducted for industry personnel by Ms. Jeewanthi assisted by the representatives of Dilmah Marketing Office in Hong Kong.

The SLITHM plans to conduct more such events in many parts of the world in the near future

- Asian Tribune -

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