The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. hosted the Sri Lankan Scout Contingent of about 150 participated at the 24th World Scout Jamboree held in West Virginia, the United States from 22 July 2019 - 02 August 2019, at the Mission premises.
Warmly welcoming the Sri Lankan scout contingent, Ambassador Rodney Perera appreciated the honorary services extended by the Sri Lankan scout contingent during the Jamboree, by way of promoting Sri Lankan identity, heritage and cultural values as well as Ceylon tea and tourism among over 45,000 members of the World Scout Movement.
Committee Member of the World Scout Movement and Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Scout Association, Mr. Janaprith Fernando; International Commissioner and Team Leader, Mr. Kapila Perera; Commissioner, Media and Public Relations, Mr. Prabath Kularathne; and International Service Team member, Mr. Kandasamy Jeyanathan expressed their views on activities involved with the Sri Lankan scout contingent during the Jamboree, and in particular the effort exerted to promote the trademark Sri Lankan product, tea among the large number of participants.
Master Hewa Gallage Hasiru Damsara, the youngest member of the Sri Lankan scout contingent at the age of fourteen, shared his valuable experiences gained during the Jamboree with the audience.
Following the welcoming ceremony, a dinner was served to the scout contingent prepared by the staff of the Embassy.