Commemorating the 69th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka, the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Dubai and Northern Emirates took the initiative to host a National day reception on 5th February in Al Ameera Ballroom at the hotel Grand Hyatt-Dubai, with the participation of over 350 guests including diplomats from around 50 countries. This is the first time after a period of five years such reception to celebrate the Independence Day has been organized by the Consulate General.
The 69th Anniversary of Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated on 4th February at the Embassy premises in Doha with the participation of the Sri Lankan community, Religious representatives, Media personals and the Mission staff and their families.
Office of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne celebrated the 69th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka on 4 February. The Official flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Office of the Consulate General. The flag hoisting was followed by the national anthem which was played both in Sinhala and Tamil. National day messages of the President, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs were read at the event.
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nation in Geneva celebrated the 69th Anniversary of Independence on 4th February at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) with the participation of over 250 members of the Sri Lankan community.
Embassy of Sri Lanka in Stockholm celebrated the 69th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka on 4th February at the Embassy premises with the presence of the Sri Lankan community living in Sweden.
The 69th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka was celebrated in Singapore with twin events organised by the Sri Lanka High Commission, with the support of the Sri Lankan community, Singaporean well-wishers and a host of sponsors from Sri Lanka and Singapore.
The 69th National Day was celebrated by the Consulate General in Sydney on 3rd and 4th of February. National Day Reception was held on 3rd February which was graced by Ms Rhonda Piggott, Director of the State Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Kevin Conolly, Member of State Parliament for Riverstone. Number of Consuls General and representatives from various Institutions, Universities and business personal joined in to celebrate the Sri Lankan National Day.
Sri Lanka is moving away from taxpayer funded Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), which has been the norm, and switching to privately funded PPPs-and a domestic Infrastructure Corridor Development plan of the government within Sri Lanka has been swiftly promoted at a high profile Asia Pacific investment forum in Dhaka.