The Sinhalese cultural forum of NSW Australia, proudly celebrated the 67th Sri Lankan Independence Day on Saturday the 7th of February, at Roselea Community Centre.
The celebrations began at 6.00PM with the hoisting of the Sri Lankan national flag and singing the national anthem, which was followed by the lighting of the traditional oil lamp ceremony. Then the leaders of four main religions blessed the people of Sri Lanka.
The event was graced with attendance of the Mayor of Hills Council, Councillor Andrew Jefferies , Member for Parramatta Dr. Geoff Lee M, the Acting Consul General of the Consulate General Office in SydneyMr. D. M. Ratnayaka
The independance day celebration was organised by the Sinhalese Cultural Forum of NSW in association with
- The High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka,
- Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney
- Sri Lanka Association of New South Wales
- Lankarama Buddhist Vihara Association in Sydney
- Ceylon Germen Technical Institute Old Boys Association
- Sanka Rydma Dance Group
- Peradeniya University Alumni Association
- Sri Jayawardenapura University Alumni Association
- Sri Lankan New South Wales Catholic Association
There was an exhibition about Sri Lankan History and heritage from 4.00PM in the main hall.
Sinhalese Cultural Forum was proud to display the talents of the students of Sinhala Language Schools, operated in North Parramatta, Blacktown, Wagga Wagga, Minto, New Castle and Dubbo.
We thank everyone who attended this great national occasion with family members to share the spirit of patriotism and national pride with fellow Sri Lankans