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Sri Lanka passes the Guinness Record for largest Tea Party in Kandy

( Posted on August 31, 2015 )

35,000 cups of tea served 


In a unique partnership between Sri Lanka Tourism-Sri Lanka Airlines- Sri Lanka Tea Board with the implementing partner APOT( Asia Pacific Onboard Tour agencies) Sri Lanka crossed the Largest Tea Party Guinness Book of Record in Kandy over the weekend. The private sector partners being the global value added tea brand Basilur whilst the official biscuit being Maliban.

The 32,682 and 32,683rd cup of tea was consumed by HE The President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe signifying Sri Lanka crossing the Guinness record . The Sri Lankan feat set was 35,000 beating 32,681 set at the Nehru Stadium in the Indore, India said Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Dr Rohantha Athukorala together with CEO Sri Lankan Airlines Rakitha Jayawardena . APOT founder Keethi Hapugasdeniya said once the Guinness Committee ratifies the feat, Sri Lanka Tourism plans to take the event globally demonstrates continuity of the project which is an interesting idea given that daily there are over thirty million people who consume a cup of Ceylon tea he said.



The 32,682nd and 32,683rd cups of tea were consumed by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, signifying Sri Lanka crossing the Guinness record. 

A mother and kid from China being part of the Guinness Record attempt  in Kandy
 Kandy Hoteliers Association led from the front to stage the worlds largest Tea Party Guinness record

The Mayor of Kandy Mahendra Ratwatte with the Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism Dr Rohantha Athukorala,  CEO Sri Lankan Airlines Rakitha Jayawardena , APOT Founder Keerthi Hapugasdeniya and President Kandy Hoteliers Upul Gederakumbura



Sri Lanka Tourism events team with guests from Germany 



Guests from Australia being part of the Guinness Record attempt 



Participant  from Netherland being part of the Guinness Record attempt 


Participant from Czech Republic being part of the Guinness Record attempt 



Two ladies from Shanghani at the event in Kandy  and then staying for the iconic event Randoli Perahera on Saturday 



The activation team in Kandy headed by Sri Lanka Tourism Director Events- Gayathri Dassanayake  enjoining the event with senior hoteliers  

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