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The 69th Independence Day Celebrations,Sri Lanka Embassy, Beirut

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(Hoisting the National Flag by H.E. Mrs. H.M.G.R.R.K. Wijerathne Mendis the Ambassador)

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Lebanon celebrated the 69th National Day in the morning of 04th February 2017 at the Embassy premises under the theme of National Unity. The official function commenced after the hoisting of the national Flag by H.E. the Ambassador, Mrs. H.M.G. R.R. K. Wijerathne Mendis in the presence of religious representatives, Embassy staff, Sri Lankan community and representatives of Sri Lanka Associations in Lebanon.  This was followed by the singing of the National Anthem of Sri Lanka in two languages , Sinhala and Tamil.

After observing a two minute silence in gratitude of our national heroes, religious observances of all religions were conducted. The Rev. Perakotuwe Sugunatissa Thero conducted the Buddhist religious observances. They invoked blessings on H.E. the President and the people of Sri Lanka for a peaceful and a brighter future.

Independence Day messages of H.E. the President, Hon. Prime Minister and the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs were read to the gathering.

During the occasion Embassy also organized a cultural event under the theme of National Unity performed by the Sri Lankan community in Lebanon and Sri Lankan Contingency of United Nation Interim Forces in Lebanon also participated and performed a Traditional Dancing Programme.

At the conclusion of the programme Sri Lankan traditional foods were served to all present.

                                                                                                                         

Sri Lanka Embassy

Beirut

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(Lighting Oil Lamp by Cornel Dinesh Udugama, UNIFIL)

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(Two minutes silence)


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(Independence Day religious activities)  


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