Crowds throng to witness 'Deyata
Kirula'exhibition opened with a buzz on the 7th of February at the BMICH.
Despite being postponed three days after Independence, the masses
flocked in throngs to witness this science, educational, development and
opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and organized by the Ministry of
Finance, this exhibition would enlighten the public about the
government's future in developing plans and goals.
The armed forces Navy, Army, the Air Force and the Paramilitary
Forces had their own interesting exhibits on display in spectacular
The navy revealed their wide and make-shift boat that was the
greeting at their border and showed magnificent submarine vessels, small
navy boats, navy engineers and the highlight was a diver kept in an
air-tight steel unit.
The army had their stunning display of their model and real infantry
weapons, assault rifles, sub-machine guns, sniper rifles, machine guns
and army tanks of humungous sizes.
The air force got down a huge Attack Helicopter and had models of
their Attach and Offensive Support Aircraft, Reconnaissance and Maritime
Patrol Aircraft and Flying Squadrons.
Nearly all of the major ministries had their own stalls and areas
where they highlighted a lot about the development work that they do.
Tourism Ministry, Environmental Ministry, Science & Technology, Urban
Development Ministry, Justice Ministry, Ministry of Finance and Planning
and the Education and Higher Education Ministry including several others
all had eye-catching shows spread out on every inch of the BMICH.
The Northern Provincial Council had their own stall which underscored
the growth and improvement after the trouble and help from government
and various NGOs. The Southern Provincial has highlighted much of the
Hambantota harbour expansion and the other Provincial Councils has their
own revelations of what work they have done and how the population has
been growing year by year.
The Wayamba stall invoked much interest with their 'Vee Bissa'
entrance that offered insights about the farming community.
The media zone held various media organizations and even our own
Lakehouse stall stood gloriously in the midst of it all. The printing
machine printed the very first editions of the Ceylon Daily News,
Sithumina and Dinamina newspapers. Photographs of memorable occasions,
dignitaries and latest events were shown on display as well.
The foreign affairs division held the Malaysian, Myanmar, Philippines
and Romanian stall. Many more stalls offering interesting products and
services like plastic producing companies, food manufacturing companies,
clothes shops, companies dealing in rubber and tea and other
export/import companies made themselves known at the 'Deyata Kirula'.