Moratuwa Uni students win Rs 700mn at Dubai EXPO2020 design competition
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) website has confirmed that the Moratuwa University students won a design competition organised by the Expo 2020 Dubai organisers, which resulted in a concession off the Sri Lankan pavilion cost at the EXPO2020.
The cost of the pavilion would have otherwise costed Rs 600 mn to construct.
The Sri Lankan pavilion, which has a water theme, was designed by a team from the University of Moratuwa and was recognized as one of the best designs at Expo 2020 Dubai, resulting in the Expo organizers awarding the students with Rs 700mn which was contributed towards the building of the pavilion.
The Pavilion in Dubai at the EXPO2020 has presented Sri Lanka as a strong and vibrant country, and popular Sri Lankans have been appointed to bring honour to the Island nation as Brand Ambassadors.
World-renowned Sri Lankan-born chef Peter Kuruvita would be a guest chef representing Sri Lanka to deliver the contemporary version of Sri Lankan cuisine with the richness of Sri Lankan spices at the Culinary Experience Pod organized at the Expo 2020 Dubai, and cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara have been appointed as brand ambassadors of the country to collaborate with Sri Lanka’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The EXPO2020 is due to end by March 2022.