Sinhala/Tamil New Year celebration in Myanmar
The Sri Lanka Association in association with the Embassy of the Sri
Lanka in Myanmar held its annual New Year Celebration in May at the
Embassy Compound in Yangon. Around 100 Sri Lankan expatriates attended
with their families and participated in number of traditional games,
which provided them once a year get together with enormous enjoyment.
The celebration commenced at 8.30 a.m. with the hoisting of the
National Flag, singing the National Anthem by all participants followed
by observing one minutes silence to pay tribute to heroes who sacrificed
there lives for the unity of the country.
After the welcome speech made by Harsha Pilapitiya, President of the
Sri Lanka Association Newton Gunaratna, the Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to the Myanmar addressed the gathering.
Making this occasion an opportunity to highlight the successes and
achievements gained by the heroic Armed Forced during the last few
weeks, Ambassador Gunaratna appealed to all those present to make
whatever contributions for the Fund created by Sri Lanka Government to
assist the displaced civilians. With the initial contribution made by
the Ambassador and other staff members of the Embassy the invitees made
All assistance was provided by the Embassy to Sri Lanka Association.