Sri Lanka, Sept. 15 -- Local foodies will be able to taste Sri Lanka's food heritage come October with Lanka Exhibition & Conference Service (LECS) organising 'The Street Food Festival' to promote the nation's cuisine.

While the event will celebrate Sri Lanka's diverse food culture, LECS said the festival aims to increase awareness of the country's unique food heritage that will be made available at affordable prices.

"The purpose of the festival is to bring street food vendors in the mainstream food scene so that they get their deserved space in the cities and be respected by people.This will help in building up the confidence of our citizens in the food they get, especially the food available across the streets," LECS said.

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