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Sri Lanka - Expo Vancouver 1986

Sri Lanka at the Exhibition Expo Vancouver 1986
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The Sri Lankan pavilion is decorated with brightly coloured pandals, a kind of arch that decorates the streets during festivals.

Sri Lanka has been a centre for the study and practice of Theravada Buddhism for centuries. The main feature of the pavilion is a statue of Buddha placed in front of a large batik depicting the perahera, a famous religious procession, a symbol of a marching nation.

The flags in the pavilion are a means of communication used to represent a family, a region or a religious order. Examples of art and technology illustrate the traditions and progress of this modern state.

Located just 32 kilometres from the tip of India, Sri Lanka is strategically located along the east-west trade route. Marco Polo described this island as "paradise".

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