The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Bangkok in collaboration with the Spices and Allied Products Marketing Board, National Crafts Council, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Industrial Development Board, Handicrafts Board and Sri Lanka Tea Board, successfully participated at the 67th YWCA Diplomatic Charity Bazaar from 29 September to 02 October 2022 at the Central World, Bangkok with the aim to promote Sri Lanka’s exports in Thailand.

37 Embassies participated in the Bazaar which was organised by the YWCA of Bangkok jointly with the spouses of the Heads of Mission in Bangkok including the spouse of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka Stephen Senanayake. It was inaugurated by Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali’s representative, His Serene Highness Ticomporn Yugala.

The Bazaar consisted of 177 booths which attracted over 14,000 visitors during the four days. Donations from the participating Embassies helped to promote the quality of life for children, women and the underprivileged in many aspects such as education, career, infrastructure and the environment as well as those affected by disasters in Thailand.

Prior to the event, Sri Lanka’s products were promoted through TV channels in Thailand; Channel 3HD, Channel 7HD, Channel 5HD, Thai PBS, and Youtube. The Sri Lanka booth consisted of spices, handicrafts, Ceylon tea, food items, cosmetics and many others which attracted Thai and International visitors.

Products from Spices and Allied Products Marketing Board, National Crafts Council , Handicrafts Board, Aromatic Global Pvt Ltd, Amila Foods, Ceylon Spice Cart (Pvt) Ltd, Candle House Ceylon, CN Ceramic, DN Interior Designs (Pvt) Ltd, Dheebam, Earth Natural (Pvt) Ltd, Greens Flower Design (Pvt) Ltd, Hilma Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Heritancy Manufacturers, Hemira Ceramics, Iresha Spice Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Jafferjee Brothers, JFS Holdings, Kamroo Apparels, Kiyoto Coffee Company, Laklo Lanka Pvt Ltd, Laura, Maya Handicrafts, Orbit world International, RHS Bee Honey, Ranfer Group, Rochand Agro Pharma (Pvt) Ltd, Rancrisp Marketing (Pvt) Ltd, Suravi Health to Wealth, Sinharaja Herbs (Pvt) Ltd, Suravi holding (Pvt) Ltd, Teema Biscuits Manufacturers, Uva Bee Honey Industries (Pvt) Ltd, Wild Rabbits Products and YMJ Products were showcased, promoted and sold during the Bazaar.

Chairman National Crafts Council Sampath Erahapola also joined the event. The Ambassador & Permanent Representative Chaminda Colonne accompanied by Chairman Erahapola and First Secretary (Commercial) Vireshika Bandara had discussions with the Community Development Department, Ministry of Interior, Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) in Bangkok and the Support Arts and Crafts Promotion Institute of Thailand (SACIT) in Ayutthaya on future collaborations.