Sri Lanka Food Festival launched at Al Maya Supermarket

Dubai - Event organised in collaboration with Consulate General of Sri Lanka to Dubai and Northern Emirates.



Nalinda Wijerathna, Consul General of Sri Lanka to Dubai and Northern Emirates; and Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group, during the launch of the festival. — Supplied photo
Nalinda Wijerathna, Consul General of Sri Lanka to Dubai and Northern Emirates; and Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group, during the launch of the festival. — Supplied photo

By Web Report

Published: Sat 16 Jan 2021, 3:50 PM

Last updated: Sat 16 Jan 2021, 3:56 PM

Al Maya Group Director Kamal Vachani has announced a ‘Sri Lanka Food Festival’ for two weeks at selected Al Maya Supermarkets in Dubai. The festival began on January 13.

The event is organised in collaboration with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka to Dubai and Northern Emirates.

Sri Lankan cuisine is known for its combinations of herbs, spices, fish, vegetables, rice, and fruits. It is centered around many varieties of rice, as well as coconut.

“We are very excited to announce the 14-day ‘Sri Lanka Food Festival’ at Al Maya Supermarkets in Dubai. Sri Lanka boasts an amazing variety of food and styles of cooking, and we hope this festival will be a huge success by attracting a large number of Sri Lankans as well as other nationalities,” Vachani said.

“Sri Lankan cuisine has so many different flavours, colours and methods of cooking that the end result is an interesting mix with the range being as colourful as it is delicious.”

Consul General of Sri Lanka to Dubai and Northern Emirates Nalinda Wijerathna expressed confidence that this “important event” would further enhance the strong business relations between the community and Al Maya Group.

“This initiative will open up more avenues for Sri Lankan exporters to serve the UAE market through Al Maya Supermarkets. At the same time, the Sri Lankan and other Communities in the UAE will also have the opportunity to consume a wide range of unique Sri Lankan products.”

Al Maya Group, the UAE-based business conglomerate, has more than 50 supermarkets in the GCC countries in addition to other businesses.


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