Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka hosts diplomatic reception to celebrate 70th Anniversary of Independence
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York celebrated Sri Lanka’s 70th Anniversary of Independence with a diplomatic reception held on 07 February 2018. Over 200 high dignitaries including a large and representative gathering of Permanent Representatives, senior officials of the UN, Sri Lankan professionals and members of the press among others, were present to mark the occasion. Ms Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General represented the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterres.
The proceedings commenced with the singing of the National Anthem in both Sinhala and Tamil by two members of the expatriate community Dr. Esiri Karunaratne and Mr. Godfrey Tisseverasingham, following which Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka, Dr. Rohan Perera, delivered the welcome address.
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