Another proud moment!

 

 

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka hosts diplomatic reception to celebrate 70th Anniversary of Independence

Date:
Thursday, 08 February 2018

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.

Click below for the full article

https://www.un.int/srilanka/news/permanent-mission-sri-lanka-hosts-diplomatic-reception-celebrate-70th-anniversary-independence

 

 

Enjoy this Video of the Sinhala / Tamil  National Anthem,

Shared by Eric Karu

 

 

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “Another proud moment!

  1. HI Esiri,
    Very proud to see you on the stage , celebrating the 70 th Anniversary of the Independence Day Celebrations in NY .
    I hope Sam can get to post your singing of the National Anthem of Lanka , on this very Special Day .
    I can see Kotta and Chandrika too in one of the photos.
    Well Done-
    eagleD

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  2. Thank you my dear Esiri for sharing this wonderful news

    You certainly bring immense pride through your blrssed voice

    Single handedly you have engraved the good name of our land

    The northern hemisphere reverberates to the tune of your music

    Ariya

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  3. Esiri it was lovely to see you, Chandrika and Wije Kotta’s participation at the 70th Independence day celebrations. Your singing of the National anthem with Godfrey both in Sinhala and Tamil very nice indeed. I have not heard both being sung together before. It was an excellent rendition.

    Nisantha

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  4. I agree with Nisantha.
    I have never heard of the national anthem sung in Sinhalese & Tamil at the same function!!.
    I Would encourage more of this for Peace , Friendship & Unity during our short journey in this world.
    Congratulations to our Esiri & Godfrey Tisseweerasingham .
    Seelan

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    • I fully AGREE with Nisantha and Seelan- I have never heard the Srilanka National Anthem sung at the same event in both Sinhala and Tamil , and I just heard it now .
      I too had a Great Feeling Friendship, of Peace and Unity – while ,listening to it now .
      Thank you very much Esiri and Mr Godfrey Tissaweerasingham .
      Thank you Sam, for this 70th Anniversary of Independence Day Post .
      eagled

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      • Dear Deepthi and all who responded

        I thank Ambassador and Permanent Representative Dr. Rohan Perera for giving me the opportunity to sing the National Anthem on this special occasion.

        I totally agree with Depthi,Seelan and Nisantha an event like this promotes Peace, Friendship and Unity among all.

        When I sang the National Anthem at this event all of these were in my mind.

        Any event such as this should be grasped with joy!

        I thank all who responded for the nice comments.

        May Peace, Friendship and Unity spread through all communities in our GREAT NATION AND ELSEWHERE

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  5. Dear Deepthi and all who responded

    I thank Ambassador and Permanent Representative Dr. Rohan Perera for giving me the opportunity to sing the National Anthem on this special occasion.

    I totally agree with Depthi,Seelan and Nisantha an event like this promotes Peace, Friendship and Unity among all.

    When I sang the National Anthem at this event all of these were in my mind.

    Any event such as this should be grasped with joy!

    I thank all who responded for the nice comments.

    May Peace, Friendship and Unity spread through all communities in our GREAT NATION AND ELSEWHERE

    Very Best Regards,

    Esiri

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