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High Commission of Sri Lanka Celebrates Independence Day in India

High Commissioner Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne
High Commissioner Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne

By Srimal Fernando, Global Editor, The Diplomatic Society

New Delhi, India - Sri Lanka's 67th Independence Day was celebrated with traditional enthusiasm and national spirit on February 4, 2015 with a ceremony in the morning at the official residence of the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in New Delhi, India. The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, His Excellency   Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne hoisted the national flag, followed by the singing of the national anthem and religious observances were conducted by the representatives of the Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and catholic clergy. It. was a joyous occasion, a moment of celebration. Addressing the gathering High Commissioner Seneviratne highlighted the importance of the Independence Day celebration.

To mark 67 years of Independence a reception was held in the evening at the gardens of the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi. The event was attended by over five hundred guests representing a number of heads of diplomatic missions, many public figures and the Sri Lankan community living in New Delhi. The team of officials at the reception was led by The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Professor Seneviratne, Minister Mr Kapila Fonseka, Minister Mr. Senarath Dissanayake, Defence Adviser Capt. U S Seneviratne, , Attache Mr Prasanna Priyadarshana. The guests were received by the High Commissioner and Madame Seneviratne.

Srimal Fernando with High Commissioner Professor Seneviratne (l) and with Mr Shigeru Aoyagi Director and UNESCO Representative to India and Madam Khan Phan  High Commission of Sri Lanka Celebrates Independence Day in India

Srimal Fernando with High Commissioner Professor Seneviratne (l) and with Mr Shigeru Aoyagi Director and UNESCO Representative to India and Madam Khan Phan

Srimal Fernando with HE Ton Sinh Thanh, Ambassador Of Vietnam to India (l) and with  Nicole Pillay, First Secretary Political, High Commission of South Africa in India  Srimal Fernando with HE Ton Sinh Thanh, Ambassador Of Vietnam to India (l) and with  Nicole Pillay, First Secretary Political, High Commission of South Africa in India

Srimal Fernando with HE Ton Sinh Thanh, Ambassador Of Vietnam to India (l) and with  Nicole Pillay, First Secretary Political, High Commission of South Africa in India

Shri Prakash Javadekar Hon'ble Minister of Environment & Forests and Climate Change was the Guest of Honour for the Independence Day reception at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi. At the occasion, national anthems of both India and Sri Lanka were played. The High Commissioner conveyed warm greetings and best wishes to everyone present at the reception. The grand occasion marked the close ties between Sri Lanka and India.

High Commission of Sri Lanka Celebrates Independence Day in India  High Commission of Sri Lanka Celebrates Independence Day in India

Entertaining guests were traditional dancers Kandyan, Wadiga Patuna, low country Sabaragamuwa dance and fire dancers. Guests were also treated to traditional foods of Sri Lanka as well as western cuisine .

 

 


 
 
 
 

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