The Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing celebrates the 68th Independence Day of Sri Lanka

The 68th Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing on Thursday 04th February 2016 with more than 200 participants from the Sri Lankan community in China and the Chinese well wishers including higher officials from the Chinese Foreign Ministry and Buddhist monks from Linguan Temple and other priests.


The ceremony began with the hoisting of the National Flag by the Ambassador Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku followed by singing of the National Anthem both in Sinhala and Tamil, lighting of the traditional oil lamp and the multi religious observances to bless the occasion and the country.


The National day messages of H.E. the President, the Hon. Prime Minister and the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs were read in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages.


The Ambassador addressing the gathering highlighted the longstanding relations between the two countries in the spheres of Economic, Tourism, Political, Cultural, Education and Investment which dated back to centuries ago.


The Ambassador also highlighted the importance of having the assistance of Sri Lankans who are working in the various Chinese sectors as well as the Chinese officials, and investors to promote and strengthen the friendly relations between the two countries


The Ceremony concluded with the cake cutting, and a lunch hosted by the Ambassador at the Residence.



Embassy of Sri Lanka


04th February 2016



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