Latvia’s Independence Day on Nov. 18 is a perfect time to introduce non-Latvians to the country’s traditions. To showcase Latvia in the island nation of Sri Lanka, Honorary Consul Thomas F. Daetwyler invited the folklore ensemble Skandinieki and Krists Ulass, a chef for Rīga’s Hotel Gutenbergs, to the Mount Lavinia Hotel near the capital city of Colombo.
Sandra Papiņa, director of Asia and Africa division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was part of the delegation to Sri Lanka, as were several cultural representatives and an official from Unibanka, Daetwyler told Latvians Online in an e-mail.
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