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South African High Commission in Sri Lanka celebrates 20th Anniversary of Freedom Day

 

By Srimal Fernando, Global Editor


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The  High Commission of South Africa in  Sri Lanka  celebrated  the  20th Anniversary of Freedom  Day with an elegant ceremony at the Colombo Hilton hotel on  29th April 2014. Amidst a large gathering of distinguished guests, the High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Geoff Doidge and Mrs Carol Doidge together with the high commission staff welcomed guests to the grand reception.

Among the dignitaries present were members of the diplomatic corps,  prominent businessmen, policy-makers, representatives of prominent think-tanks and many other important figures from Sri Lanka. Hon. Nimal  Siripala De Silva, the Sri Lankan Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management was the chief guest at the reception. The national anthem “Sri Lanka Matha” and the South African national anthem “Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika” were beautifully rendered by a group of talented Sri Lankan young singers.

Speaking on the occasion, High Commissioner Doidge extended his warm greetings to the Sri Lankan President and to the people of Sri Lanka for the efforts taken to foster bilateral relations between the two countries. He further highlighted the significant milestones both countries were able to achieve in the past year in diplomacy, trade and commerce, tourism and at people to people level.
 
The Chief Guest Hon. Nimal  Siripala De Silva stated that he looked forward to the success of strengthening the international relations between the two countries and thanked  the South African Government for their commitment.

Guests were entertained by a group of young talented singers who also performed South African cultural music.

 


 
 
 
 

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