The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Nairobi celebrated the 71st Independence Day of Sri Lanka with the participation of the Sri Lankan expatriate community on 4th February 2019. The religious dignitaries representing all four religions invoked blessings at the ceremony.
High Commissioner Sunil de Silva hoisted the National Flag while National Anthem of Sri Lanka being played in Sinhala & Tamil languages. Addressing the community, High Commissioner reiterated the importance of contributing back to the motherland and elaborated the importance of the National Day and the unity of all Sri Lankan in achieving national aspirations.
An evening function was also hosted for the Diplomatic and Sri Lankan community by the High Commission. Ambassador Tom Amalo, Political and Diplomatic Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya addressing the gathering as the Chief Guest of the occasion emphasised the close cooperation between the two countries and toasted for the health and prosperity of the Head of State and the people of Sri Lanka.