KARACHI: A remarkable cultural exchange between Sri Lanka and Pakistan unfolded as two visionary brothers, Asanka Nishan and Gayan Premakumara, proudly inaugurated the very first Sri Lankan Traditional Food Restaurant in the bustling financial hub of Karachi, Pakistan. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for ‘Rich Food Restaurant’ was graced by the presence of His Excellency Mr. Sami Al-Khanjari Consul General of Oman in Karachi, who was accompanied by His Excellency Mr. Jagath Abeywarna, Consul General of Sri Lanka, and Mr. Saman Ratnayake, Country Manager of Sri Lankan Airlines. Following the ribbon-cutting, attendees joined together to light traditional oil lamps and offer their best wishes for the success of this culinary venture.
Guests at the event were treated to an exquisite array of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, prepared exclusively using Coconut and Olive Oils. The event drew a distinguished audience, including Sri Lankan diplomats, members of the local business community, and the Sri Lankan expatriate community residing in Karachi.
Mr. Asanka Nishan, CEO of the restaurant, shared his journey with the media, revealing that he has been residing in Pakistan since 2018 and was previously engaged in the textile dyeing industry in Lahore. During his time in Pakistan, he recognized the notable absence of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine in a country with a population of 240 million people. Motivated by this gap in the market, Mr. Nishan brought skilled Sri Lankan chefs from his homeland to initiate this endeavor, with the aim of introducing Pakistani diners to the rich flavors of Sri Lankan culture through its delectable cuisine.
In his remarks to the media, His Excellency Mr. Sami Al-Khanjari lauded the ambitious and commendable effort of ‘Rich Food Restaurant.’ He extended an invitation to Sri Lankan restaurant owners to explore the prospects of introducing Sri Lankan cuisine in the thriving Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nation of Oman.
The opening of ‘Rich Food Restaurant’ marks a significant milestone in the promotion of cultural exchange between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, showcasing the power of food as a universal bridge between nations. BIZ TODAY MONITORING
News Sources: Diplomatic Business Club