The Sri Lanka High Commission in Pretoria organized a get together for the Sri Lankan community in South Africa on 1 December 2018 at the Official Residence of High Commissioner Kumar Mallimaratchi. The main objective of this event was to mark the arrival of the new High Commissioner in Pretoria. Mr. Mallimaratchi hosted a dinner for the gathering and the Sinhala Movie “Aba” was screened for the Sri Lankan community.
In his remarks, the High Commissioner emphasized the importance of the formation of a Sri Lanka Association in South Africa, which was a long due requirement. Further, the High Commissioner pointed out the desire of the Government of Sri Lanka to expand the trade ties by creating opportunities for Sri Lankan businesses to initiate operations in South Africa.
More than 90 Sri Lankans with their families attended the event and enjoyed the screened movie at the occasion. The High Commissioner especially thanked Mr. Jackson Anthony and Mr. Justin Dolagamage for permitting the screening of the movie “Aba” in South Africa. He also thanked Mr. Bimal Jayakody who extended his support in the communication and coordination of screening the movie.