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Sri Lanka High Commission in London commemorates 68th Independence Day PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 06 February 2016 15:41
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The Sri Lanka High Commission in London commemorated the 68th Independence Day of Sri Lanka on 4th February with the hoisting of the national flag and recital of the national anthem followed by a two-minute silence to remember all those who sacrificed their lives in the defence of the country.  Religious observances were conducted by the Ven. Bogoda Seelawimala Nayaka Thero, Sivasri Supramaniyak Kurukkal, Rev. Fr. Daya Perera, and Moulavi Mohamed Anas, respectively. The event was attended by a wide cross-section of members of the Sri Lankan community in the UK.

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Religious observances to mark the 1st Anniversary of the inauguration in Office of H.E. Maithripala Sirisena as the President PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 January 2016 15:42

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A Buddha Pooja and Seth Pirith chanting, organised by the Sri Lanka High Commission, was held at the London Buddhist Vihara on 8th January 2016 to commemorate the first anniversary of the inauguration in office of President Maithripala Sirisena. Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain and the Chief incumbent of the London Buddhist Vihara, Most Ven. Bogoda Seelawimala Nayaka Thero and resident monks of the Vihara invoked blessings on President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Government and the people of Sri Lanka.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016 15:49
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Religious observances to mark the 1st Anniversary of the inauguration in Office of H.E. Maithripala Sirisena as the President PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 04 January 2016 17:32

The High Commission of Sri Lanka cordially invites all Sri Lankans living in the United Kingdom to religious observances to be held at London Buddhist Vihara, The Avenue, Chiswick, London W4 1UD on Friday 8th January 2016 at 7pm to mark the First Anniversary of the inauguration in Office of H.E. Maithripala Sirisena as the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016 17:34
 
Sri Lanka High Commission celebrates X’mas PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 December 2015 17:54
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The Sri Lankan High Commission held its Christmas celebrations on 11th December 2015 at the premises of the High Commission. Sir Peter Heap, Chairman of Friends of Sri Lanka Association, Councillors Jagdish Sharma,  John Chat and Rajindra Bath of the Hounslow Council graced the occasion as guests of honour. The event was well attended by members of the Sri Lankan diaspora.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2015 18:09
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Deepavali Celebrated in London PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 November 2015 17:43

Deepavali, 'The Festival of Lights' was celebrated at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London on 13 November 2015.

The event commenced with Pooja and blessings conducted by Shivasiri Ramanada Kurukkal.  During his address Ramanada Kurukkal appreciated the High Commission for celebrating all important cultural and religious events observed in Sri Lanka.

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Acting High Commissioner, Sugeeshwara Gunaratna welcomed the participants and mentioned that values inherent in the celebrations of Deepavali such as the triumph of good over evil, wisdom over ignorance and triumph of hope over despair were universal.  They were applicable to the Sri Lankan context where the whole nation was in the process of rejuvenation and reinvigoration.  He readout the Deepavali messages of H.E. the President and the Hon. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016 20:08
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President Maithripala Sirisena concludes official visit to the United Kingdom PDF Print

President Maithripala Sirisena concludes official visit to the United Kingdom

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President Maithripala Sirisena concluded a historic official visit to the United Kingdom on 11th March, his second visit overseas since assuming office as President.  As Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth, President Sirisena attended the Commonwealth Day Observance at Westminister Abbey and the Commonwealth Day Reception hosted by Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma at Marlborough House and met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth and senior members of the Royal family.

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Commemoration of “Vesak” at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London PDF Print

Commemoration of “Vesak” at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London,

 1-2 May 2015

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In commemoration of the Vesak Day 2015, a special ‘pirith’ ceremony was held at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London on 1 May followed by a “Sanghika Dana” on 2 May 2015. The Vesak Commemoration events were organised by the staff of the Sri Lanka High Commission.

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Dr. Tanya Ekanayaka performs at the Sri Lanka High Commission PDF Print

 

Internationally acclaimed composer - pianist Dr. Tanya Ekanayaka performs at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London

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Sri Lankan national Dr. Tanya Ekanayaka, one of the United Kingdom's foremost concert pianist, an internationally acclaimed composer and NAXOS (world's second largest classical music record label) recording artist, performed a special Solo REcital at the High Commission of SRi Lanka in London on 5th June 2015.  Classical trained and with a background in popular and South Asian music, she is also a musicologist and linguist.

Her recitals incorporate her own compositions representing a new and invigorating musical genre.  They comprise the integration of unusual adaptations of melodies belonging to Sri Lankan indegenous and popular music (many of which have not been adapted for the piano or harmonised), with musical motifs inspired by the tonal centres of the other compositions that form a given recital programme she is performing.

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