Celebration of the 77th Indian Independence Day
Sri Lanka India Society, Colombo organized a commemorative dinner to celebrate the 77th Indian Independence Day on the 23rd September 2023 at the Taj Samudra. Prime Minster of Sri Lanka Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena was the Chief Guest of the event. Director of the SAARC Cultural Centre Mrs Renuka Ekanayake delivered the keynote address. In her speech, Ms. Ekanayake highlighted the historical links between Sri Lanka and India and how these links over the centuries have cemented the bonding between the two countries. In her speech she also thanked Mr. Kishore D Reddy, President, SLIS for the kind invitation.
His Lordship Chief Justice Hon. Jayantha Jayasuriya, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka H.E Gopal Baglay, Attorney General Hon. Sanjay Rajaratnam, Hon. Minister Manusha Nanayakara, Governor of the Eastern Province Hon. Senthil Thondaman, Deputy High Commissioner Dr Satyanjal Pandey and Member of Parliament Hon. Yadamini Gunawardena, graced the occasion. Dr Bina Gandhi Deori, Deputy Director-Research, SAARC Cultural Centre also attended the event among other dignitaries.