The Rotary Club of District 3220 has invited a group of five British delegates for a cultural exchange programme in which the delegates would travel to various parts of Sri Lanka to experience the island's diverse culture.
The team which comprises four non-Rotarians and which is led by a Rotarian will be staying in the homes of Rotary members to experience Sri Lankan tradition in various parts of the island.
They will travel to Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Dambulla and the southern coastal belt of the country.
Group leader Jim Hurrst who is the President of the Rotary Club of Ramsbottom speaking to the Sunday Times said that the objective of their visit was to help achieve a long term relationship with Sri Lanka with a view to sharing ideas, promoting peace and good will.
"Our theme this time is regeneration. We want to see how Sri Lanka has regenerated itself after the 2004 December tsunami. Sri Lanka has come a long way since then. We want to take back the people’s life experiences and their ideas," he said.
"During our visit we also hope to visit a few hospitals and community centres. We have so far experienced the tradition and culture in Colombo and look forward to visiting other parts of the country," he said.
The team comprises Michelle Higgs, Jill Lewis, John Dean, Dan Johnson along with Hurrst. They will spend two and a half weeks in Sri Lanka.