High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

Sri Lanka participated at the Delhi Commonwealth Women’s Association (DCWA) international bazaar PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Tuesday, 01 January 2019 13:06

The High Commission Spouses’ Group Seva vanitha participated at the annual Charity Bazaar namely Delhi Commonwealth Women’s Association (DCWA) international bazaar at the PSOI Lawns in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on 3rd December 2018.    This International Bazaar was participated by Commonwealth member countries based in New Delhi and local entrepreneurs.  

This year, Sri Lanka stall sold garments, tea and the most significant attraction was the sale of Sri Lankan hoppers.  Freshly cooked, Sri Lankan hoppers were served to the visitors by the chefs from the Sri Lanka Residence. The hoppers were served with traditional raw onion sambol (lunu miris) and fried onions (seeni sambol).  This was a major attraction this year and crowds were queuing up to taste the Sri Lankan traditional hoppers which is a rare opportunity in New Delhi.   

More than 30 countries participated in the bazaar this year with their famous products like garments, foods, chocolates and beverage items as they displayed their items in more than 100 stalls set up inside the bazaar premises. Performers of different diplomatic missions took part in cultural shows — traditional dances, fashion shows — depicting their own cultural heritages.

The International Bazaar is the largest annual fundraiser of the DCWA. A substantial amount of funds, required for the running of the Medical Centre, free Play Group and Centre for Children with Special Needs, was generated on this day. This Bazaar is one of the much awaited events of the year and has become an annual feature on the Delhi Social calendar with the robust participation of the Diplomatic Corps and the International Community.