Sri Lankan High Commissioner Nooruddin Mohammad Shahdi said that Sri Lankan cricket team is willing to visit Pakistan.
Sri Lankan people and government look at the friendship with Pakistan with great respect. Moreover, Sri Lankan cricket team former captain Rana Tunga and Premier Imran Khan are both good friends.
He suggested holding an exhibition match between the World Cup winning teams of Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Talking to Daily Express he said relations between Sri Lanka and Pakistan have grown from strength to strength over the past several years. “We will strengthen ties further through cultural exchange programmes,” he said.
Meanwhile, High Commissioner Shaheid inaugurated a two-day Sri Lankan Food Festival in the capital on Friday. The event was held at Serena Hotel.
Two extraordinary star chefs were invited from Sri Lanka to re-create the extraordinary flavours of Sri Lanka in Islamabad.
Noordeen Mohamed Shaheid said, “There is a saying, the way to a man’s heart is through the stomach. I believe food can help bring people of the two countries together. This is the philosophy that has encouraged us to arrange this festival with Serena.”
During his welcoming address, Serena Hotel General Manager Michel Galopin said, “We are delighted to be able to bring internationally flavored cuisine to Pakistan. Familiarity with other cultures, cuisines and characteristics is a way to experience the rest of the world and Islamabad Serena Hotel is delighted to welcome master chefs from Sri Lanka to bring authentic Sri Lankan cuisine to our guests.”
via Green Team