SRI LANKA EMBASSY IN WARSAW CELEBRATES SRI LANKA’S 69 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Warsaw celebrated this 69th Anniversary in a glamorous manner with the Sri Lankans living in Poland on February 4th, 2017.
The Official Programme started with the hoisting of the national flag by Ambassador Tissa Wijeratne, the singing of the National Anthem, the lighting of the traditional oil lamp and the observance of two minutes silence in remembrance of all Sri Lankans who had sacrificed their lives for the motherland. 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 Maithripala Sirisena, Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinge and Hon. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera were recited in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages respectively. In his address, the ambassador highlighted the close and cordial relations between Sri Lanka and Poland and noted that 2017 is a landmark year in Sri Lanka – Poland relations as we celebrate 60 years of our diplomatic relations and it will open a new chapter in the bilateral-commercial relationship as well as boost trade ties between the two countries.
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