11th IIFA awards goes to Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 26, 2010 07:30 hrs

Sri Lanka will host the 11th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards here in June. One of the highlights of the three-day event will be a 20Twenty match between Bollywood stars and Asian cricketers.

The award function will be held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium June 2-4, reports dailynews.lk

Sri Lanka has been chosen from among countries such as South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and South Korea.

Parallel to the IIFA awards, an international fashion will also be held.

'This is a very rare and wonderful opportunity for Sri Lanka. Thanks to the prevailing peace, Sri Lanka has received international recognition,' Minister of Tourism Achala Jaagoda said.

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