Sri Lanka High Commission in London celebrated Christmas today, 23 December 2010, with the participation of Sri Lankans living in the UK representing Christians as well as Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims.
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Sri Lanka Embassy in The Hague celebrated Christmas at the Embassy premises on 18th December 2010. The event was held in keeping with the tradition of celebrating the important festivals of all religions practiced in Sri Lanka in order to promote friendship among the community members.
The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Cuba, Tamara Kunanayakam, participated on Saturday, 11th December, in A Day of Voluntary Work to commemorate the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, by joining in the renovation of the Kindergarten Amiguitos de Palestina (Little friends of Palestine) in the Havana suburb of Alamar.
Embassy and the Sri Lankan community in the Greater Washington area celebrated Christmas at a colorful ceremony at the Embassy on December 10, 2010. Those attending included members of the Sri Lanka-America Catholic Association and representatives of other Sri Lankan associations.
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya hosted a holiday reception at his official residence Dec. 9 for senior officials from the White House, the U.S. State Department, the US Defense Department, as well as non-government organizations, think tanks and U.S. companies.
A handing over ceremony of sacred Bo saplings was held at the Nyaungdone Monastery on 09th December 2010 at 4.00 pm. by 90 member Sri Lankan pilgrimage group led by the chief monk Rev. Assaji Thero. Bo sapling that was brought by the group was presented to the Chief Syadaw Bhadantha Thawbana of the Nyaungdone Monastery by Nirmala Paranavitana, Charge d ‘ Affairs of the Embassy of Sri Lanka. Myanmar monks from other monasteries in Yangon and devotees of the Monastery and the staff of the Embassy were also present at the ceremony.
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka celebrated the beginning of the Christmas Season on the 5th of December, 2010 at the Consulate General premises. The annual Christmas Celebration is an initiative of the Consul General, Mr. Buddhi Athauda, whose aim is to bring together people of all religious faiths among the Sri Lankan Expatriate Community living in Germany, the Consular Corps., and friends of Sri Lanka to one place to enjoy the spirit of Christmas.