A week-long food festival spotlighting local Sri Lankan Sinhalese cuisine began on Feb. 4 in Turkey's capital Ankara.
The festival, organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka, was inaugurated by Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Turkey Pakeer Mohideen Amza and his wife Saleema Amza in a local hotel.
Germany's Ambassador to Turkey Martin Erdmann and Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharry were also in attendance, among other guests.
Speaking at the ceremony, Amza said Ceylon cuisine is distinctive for its use of various spices, coconut, and rice.
Guests received a brochure telling about Sinhalese foods and showing photos of its offerings.
(ANKARA – Anadolu Agency)