Sri Lanka Day was held Saturday by the Sri Lanka Foundation at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, showcasing Sri Lankan musicians, dancers, food, and businesses.
Since the first event in 2006, Sri Lanka Day has grown to become the largest event promoting Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan culture in U.S.
A stage near Wilshire had performances from 11 am to 10 pm, while along the Promenade, the best and most unique Sri Lankan foods were offered to the visitors attending Sri Lanka Day.
At 4 pm, the “Pageant of Lanka” parade went through the Promenade with beautifully dressed Sri Lankan performers and theater elephants. There was also a bridal show with traditional and colorful Sri Lankan clothing.