islamabad - A 15-member Sri Lankan army orchestra comprising classical and traditional musicians enthralled audience here at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA).

The event was organised by High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pakistan in collaboration with the PNCA. The group is visiting Pakistan under a special invitation of the Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan, Gen Raheel Sharif. The event was attended by diplomats, government officers, representatives of corporations and other dignitaries.

The orchestra performed classical tunes and presented Sri Lankan as well as Pakistani patriotic songs that invited rounds of applause from the audience.

This is for the first time that Sri Lankan army orchestra has performed in Islamabad. The artists showed their utmost skills in presenting patriotic songs for Pakistan in a bid to show the good sentiments found among people of Sri Lanka for Pakistan.

Meanwhile, organisers announced that the fourth Islamabad Literature Festival will be held on April 15, 16 and 17 at the Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage).

They said that an outstanding array of intellectuals, authors and media personalities, both from Pakistan and abroad, will be participating in the festival.

Launched in 2013, the Islamabad Literature Festival has generated much interest and debate in the media and among the literary and intellectual communities in the country. People in Islamabad thronged the ILF to meet authors, celebrate the wonder of books, and help promote the habit of reading.