The Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Warsaw celebrated the 72nd anniversary of Independence on the 08th of February 2020 at the Embassy premises with the participation of the Sri Lankan community living in Poland and the Embassy officials and their families.
The official ceremony proceedings commenced with the hoisting of the National Flag by Ambassador CAHM Wijeratna to the accompaniment of “Magul Bera”, followed by singing of the National Anthem.
Thereafter, two minutes silence was observed in remembrance of all those who had sacrificed their lives for the motherland.
The traditional oil lamp was lit by the Ambassador, staff, members of the Sri Lankan community and the Poland friends.
The event also honored the multi-religious culture by representing the four main religions of Sri Lanka: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity.
The national day messages of H.E. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Hon. Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena were recited in Sinhala and English languages, respectively.
The Ambassador, in his address, highlighted the historical importance of the day and cordial and cooperative relations that have existed between Sri Lanka and Poland. He said the two countries are closely cooperating with each other in many areas and it will open a new chapter in the bilateral-commercial relationship as well as boost trade ties between the two countries. The National Day ceremony concluded after lunch all participants.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
08 February 2020