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Sri Lanka High Commission in Seychelles celebrated the 69th Independence Day – 04.02.2017

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The High Commission of Sri Lanka of the Republic of Seychelles celebrated the 69th Anniversary of Independence Day of Sri Lanka at the Official Residence on 4th February 2017 which was attended by around 150 Sri Lankan Nationals.

The celebration commenced with hoisting the National Flag by His Excellency Tikiri Herath Gunathilake, High Commissioner which was followed by singing the National Anthem both in Sinhala and Tamil. Thereafter, 2 minutes silence was observed in remembrance of all Sri Lankans who had sacrificed their lives for the nation.

This was followed by the lighting of the Traditional Oil lamp and multi-religious observances conducted by multi religious dignitaries representing Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Islamic faiths.

The National day messages of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera were read out by High Commissioner Gunathilake and members of the staff.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, High Commission organized refreshment for all the participants with Sri Lankan traditional breakfast including milk rice and sweetmeats.

A cultural event was organized at the International Conference of Seychelles in the evening. A Dance troupe from University of Visual & Performing Arts performed in the event.

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High Commission of Sri Lanka

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February 4, 2017

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