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									Press Release                                                24 May 2010, Chelsea Flower Show




     Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, sponsors of the OSGB stand,
                      present rare books to President of the RHS
As the sponsor of the Orchid Society of Great Britain‟s (OSGB) 50th exhibit at the Chelsea Flower
Show, the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), in recognition of this celebrated event,
presented the President of the Royal Horticultural Society, Mr Giles Coode-Adams OBE with two rare
horticultural books, The Complete Writings of Eduardo Quisumbi on Philippine Orchids and Sam
Seagal‟s Tulips Portrayed, and a book on Sri Lanka‟s wildlife. The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka,
Justice Nihal Jayasinghe, presented Mr Coode-Adams with the books at the OSGB stand on the
opening day of this year‟s show.


Sri Lanka, the most diverse and beautiful Indian Ocean island, is proud to be sponsoring the OSGB for
a second year. Director of SLTPB UK and Ireland, Sanjika Perera announced “We are delighted to be
associated with the Orchid Society of Great Britain for a second year at the show and congratulate
them on their 50th appearance at Chelsea.” The OSGB stand, ablaze with colourful orchids from all
over the world, is a lush showcase of exotic botanica. Designed around a naturalistic setting with a
river entering a cave being guarded by the lions of Yapahuwa, the orchids being shown include the
most expensive orchid ever seen at Chelsea, a new variety of Phalaenopsis, valued at £25,000, as
well as the ever-popular, easy-to-grow orchid house plants. Lakes, rivers, waterfalls, moss covered
mountains and caves will be lit up to show off orchids with all the colours of the rainbow.


Sri Lanka has a long association with Chelsea and the RHS. Last year, horticultural advisor to the
President of Sri Lanka, Mr Wanigatunga visited Chelsea Flower Show, to present Her Majesty The
Queen with a new orchid raised in Sri Lanka and named after Her Majesty - Dendrobium Queen
Elizabeth II - which now grows in the Royal greenhouses.


Inspired by his visit to Chelsea, Mr Wanigatunga returned to his farm outside Colombo, where he and
his team set up a Sri Lankan orchid growing project to stimulate and regenerate small rural
communities.


Today, four families are now making a living by growing rare orchids in Sri Lanka on their parcels of
land, bringing much needed income to those who are struggling to rebuild their livelihoods after
decades of instability.
                                              --cont--
VISITORS TO THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW CAN ENTER A COMPETITION TO WIN A FREE HOLIDAY FOR
TWO TO SRI LANKA BY VOTING FOR THEIR FAVOURITE ORCHID ON THE OSGB STAND. COURTESY OF
SRILANKAN AIRLINES AND THE SRI LANKA TOURISM PROMOTION BUREAU.
                                              --ends--
For further information and more images from the show contact:
Alison Cryer/Leia Morales, Representation Plus
Tel: 0208 877 4503/4
Email: ukpr@srilanka.travel


For information on the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau visit:
www.srilanka.travel
For photos from the event visit:
http://picasaweb.google.com/repplus2009/SRILANKATOURISMSLTPBCHELSEAFLOWERSHOW
Press Release                                                24 May 2010, Chelsea Flower Show




Actor Bernard Cribbins supports The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau,
            sponsor of the OSGB stand at the Chelsea Flower Show
Celebrated actor, Mr Bernard Cribbins and his wife, a garden enthusiast, were presented with a very
special invitation from the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, Justice Nihal Jayasinghe at the Chelsea
Flower Show.


Bernard is a huge fan of the Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka, since he and his wife spent a month
there, some years ago. He says „My wife Jill is the keenest gardener. We are looking to spend more
time in the botanical gardens, we saw fabulous water lilies near Kandy I recall.‟


In recognition for his widespread promotion of the destination, The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion
Bureau (SLTPB) presented Bernard and his wife Jill with an invitation from the High Commissioner to
travel back to Sri Lanka as VIP guests. They will enjoy the new stunning beach resorts, with the
opportunity to explore some of the countless cultural sites and lush tropical gardens including those
designed by the late Geoffrey Bawa.


Sri Lanka, the most diverse and beautiful Indian Ocean island, is proud to be sponsoring the OSGB for
a second year. Director of SLTPB UK and Ireland, Sanjika Perera announced “We are delighted to be
associated with the Orchid Society of Great Britain for a second year at the show and congratulate
them on their 50th appearance at Chelsea.” The OSGB stand, ablaze with colourful orchids from all
over the world, is a lush showcase of exotic botanica. Designed around a naturalistic setting with a
river entering a cave being guarded by the lions of Yapahuwa, the orchids being shown include the
most expensive orchid ever seen at Chelsea, a new variety of Phalaenopsis, valued at £25,000, as
well as the ever-popular, easy-to-grow orchid house plants. Lakes, rivers, waterfalls, moss covered
mountains and caves will be lit up to show off orchids with all the colours of the rainbow.


VISITORS TO THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW CAN ENTER A COMPETITION TO WIN A FREE HOLIDAY FOR
TWO TO SRI LANKA BY VOTING FOR THEIR FAVOURITE ORCHID ON THE OSGB STAND. COURTESY OF
SRILANKAN AIRLINES AND THE SRI LANKA TOURISM PROMOTION BUREAU.
                                              --ends--
For further information and more images from the show contact:
Alison Cryer/Leia Morales, Representation Plus
Tel: 0208 877 4503
Email: ukpr@srilanka.travel
                                              --cont--
For information on the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau visit:
www.srilanka.travel
For photos from the event visit:
http://picasaweb.google.com/repplus2009/SRILANKATOURISMSLTPBCHELSEAFLOWERSHOW
Press Release                                                 24 May 2010, Chelsea Flower Show




                          £25,000 Orchid meets Botanical Artist
To thank her for her participation in promoting special tours in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Tourism
Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) presented artist Ann Swan with a beautiful memento of the Indian Ocean
island, at the Chelsea Flower Show.


Ann is an RHS Gold Medallist and her work is collected by the British Royal Family as well as many
other avid fans.


Ann will be hosting an Orchids and Tropical Flowers Painting Course which is supported by SLTPB in
the tranquill setting of Moonhill, a luxurious beach villa near Tangalle on Sri Lanka‟s southern coast.
The courses run from 1-7 December and 8-14 December 2010. Situated on a hill, the house‟s design
flows with the landscape and a sea view greets you at the front door. Guests stay in one of four en
suite double rooms, opening onto the central courtyard. The beach only a minute away. All meals
cooked by local staff and a trained chef are included during the six night stay. Vegetarians are
catered for. The costs of the stay are for Painters, £945 and for non-painters £645 (flights not
included). For further information visit www.paintsrilanka.com


Sri Lanka, the most diverse and beautiful Indian Ocean island, is proud to be sponsoring the OSGB
stand for a second year. Director of SLTPB UK and Ireland, Sanjika Perera announced “We are
delighted to be associated with the Orchid Society of Great Britain for a second year at the show
and congratulate them on their 50th appearance at Chelsea.” The OSGB stand, ablaze with colourful
orchids from all over the world, is a lush showcase of exotic botanica. Designed around a naturalistic
setting with a river entering a cave being guarded by the lions of Yapahuwa, the orchids being
shown include the most expensive orchid ever seen at Chelsea, a new variety of Phalaenopsis,
valued at £25,000, as well as the ever-popular, easy-to-grow orchid house plants. Lakes, rivers,
waterfalls, moss covered mountains and caves will be lit up to show off orchids with all the colours of
the rainbow.


Sri Lanka has a long association with Chelsea and the RHS. Last year, horticultural advisor to the
President of Sri Lanka, Mr Wanigatunga visited Chelsea Flower Show, to present Her Majesty The
Queen with a new orchid raised in Sri Lanka and named after Her Majesty - Dendrobium Queen
Elizabeth II - which now grows in the Royal greenhouses.
                                               --cont--
Inspired by his visit to Chelsea, Mr Wanigatunga returned to his farm outside Colombo, where he and
his team set up a Sri Lankan orchid growing project to stimulate and regenerate small rural
communities.


Today, four families are now making a living by growing rare orchids in Sri Lanka on their parcels of
land, bringing much needed income to those who are struggling to rebuild their livelihoods after
decades of instability.


VISITORS TO THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW CAN ENTER A COMPETITION TO WIN A FREE HOLIDAY FOR
TWO TO SRI LANKA BY VOTING FOR THEIR FAVOURITE ORCHID ON THE OSGB STAND. COURTESY OF
SRILANKAN AIRLINES AND THE SRI LANKA TOURISM PROMOTION BUREAU.
                                              --ends--


For further information and more images from the show contact:
Alison Cryer/Leia Morales, Representation Plus
Tel: 0208 877 4503/4
Email: ukpr@srilanka.travel


For information on the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau visit:
www.srilanka.travel
For photos from the event visit:
http://picasaweb.google.com/repplus2009/SRILANKATOURISMSLTPBCHELSEAFLOWERSHOW

								
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