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High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka, Bryce Hutchesson will be the Chief Guest at the official ceremony of Kala Pola as the 24th edition of Sri Lanka’s world renowned open-air art fair once again unleashes a riot of colour and camaraderie along the sidewalks of Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha in Colombo 7.

The art fair kicks off at 8.00 am on Sunday, January 22 and will continue through out the day, expecting to attract thousands of visitors from various parts of Sri Lanka. Presented by The George Keyt Foundation in association with the John Keells Group, Kala Pola has over the past 24 years been a major cultural and tourist attraction.

Since its inception way back in 1993, it has drawn inspiration from similar open-air art fairs in Europe, especially the iconic and legendary Montmartre in Paris.

Kala Pola has now evolved into a rich cultural event of its own and is today a long-awaited event in Colombo’s annual cultural calendar.  As always, Kala Pola is free of charge and open to the public.

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