Embassy of Sri Lanka in Doha marked the 73rd Independence Day of Sri Lanka on 04 February 2021 by the staff of the Embassy at the Chancery premises.
The National Day events commenced with the hoisting of national flag and the singing of national anthem of Sri Lanka followed by the observance of two minutes silence in remembrance and honour of all patriots who sacrificed their lives to preserve and protect the freedom, unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the motherland. Thereafter, multi-religious observances were conducted by the respected religious dignitaries representing the Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Catholic faiths to bestow the blessings to the people of the country.
Independence Day messages of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunewardena were read out in Sinhala and Tamil by the staff members of the Mission.
Speaking at the occasion Ambassador-designate M. Mafaz Mohideen highlighted the contents expressed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the National Independence Day ceremony on the National Policy Framework of the Government “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour”. Speaking further the Ambassador-designate emphasized the friendly relations between Sri Lanka and Qatar and expressed the hope that these ties would be further strengthened in the year ahead particularly in the political, trade and in various fields.
The ceremony was concluded with the serving of traditional Sri Lankan delicacies and refreshments.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
05 February 2021