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Sri Lanka High Commission celebrates Christmas PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 December 2016 22:25
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Christmas, the annual celebration commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, was observed at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London on 09 December 2016.

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Welcoming the large gathering of Sri Lankans living in London, High Commissioner Amari Wijewardene noted that among the numerous religious festivals that are celebrated around the world, Christmas is the religious festival celebrated by most people.  She also said that although Christmas is a Christian festival, the spirit of Christmas has captured the hearts, and minds of many others belonging to all religious denominations.

Rev. Fr. Daya Dharshana of UK-Sri Lankan Sinhalese Catholic Chaplaincy conducted the opening prayer with readings from the Holy Bible both in Sinhala and English.  Rev. Fr. Rajeev conducted readings and reflections in the Tamil language.

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Popular Christmas Carols were sung by the choir of the Sinhalese Catholic Chaplaincy in London. A group of young children from the Sri Lankan community depicted the nativity scene in Bethlehem, portraying the birth of Jesus Christ. The High Commission premises was adorned with Christmas decorations including a crib.

The participants were treated to traditional Christmas snacks, in keeping with the spirit of Christmas.

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