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HIP supports ‘Suriduni Kataragama 2019’

Ravi Jayawickrama  and the HIP team with the officials of the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya
Ravi Jayawickrama and the HIP team with the officials of the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya

‘Surinduni Kataragama 2019’, the grand multicultural festival that attracts people from all over the country, was rcently bringing together people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds to celebrate one of Sri Lanka’s most looked forward to events.

Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Muslims and even tourists come to pay their respects at the famous Kataragama shrine and it is this cultural diversity that’s showcased at the event.

“This year, the Hambantota International Port was invited as a sponsor and considering the ethnic harmony the event depicts, our management was happy to participate,” says Jeevan Premasara, General Manager HR of HIPG.

He adds that as a socially responsible organisation, HIP decided to join hands with the organising committee to make the event an even bigger success than last year, especially since it not only promotes intercultural peace and harmony but also helps to uplift the area’s economy.

The General Manager HR says that this year, HIP supported the event only financially, but has bigger plans for next year, as the management has decided to include it in their annual CSR calendar.

“Our employees were very excited about this very colourful project so we decided to support it every year. Next year we plan to be more involved and take on responsibilities like supplying food and water for ‘pada yatra’ pilgrims who walk all the way from Jaffna to join the event, and also help with clearing debris such as polythene from the festival grounds,” he added.

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