In celebration of the 76th anniversary of independence of Sri Lanka, the Embassy of Sri Lanka to the UAE, hosted a prestigious diplomatic reception on 9th February 2024, at hotel Shangri-La Abu Dhabi.
The event brought together 120 number of ambassadors and heads of missions from UAE, and notable figures for an evening of celebration.
The dignitaries that attended the event included Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi – royal family member of Ajman,
H.E. Sultan Al Shamsi- assistant minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation for international development affairs of the UAE and Hon. Manusha Nanayakkara- Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment whose presence underscored the importance of fostering strong ties between Sri Lanka and the international community.
The event served as a platform for meaningful discussions and networking opportunities, allowing guests to explore potential collaborations and initiatives that could benefit both Sri Lanka and its global partners. From engaging conversations to shared experiences, the diplomatic reception exemplified the power of diplomacy in building bridges and forging lasting friendships.
As the evening unfolded, guests were treated to a selection of fine cuisine and refreshments, showcasing the rich culinary heritage of Sri Lanka.
Traditional music and cultural performances performed by the renowned Sri Lankan dancing troupe – Chandana Wickramasinghe and the dancers guild added to the festive ambiance, transporting attendees on a journey of discovery and appreciation for the island nation’s vibrant culture and heritage.
In his remarks, Ambassador Udaya Indrarathna Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the UAE highlighted that under the visionary leadership of HE the President Ranil Wickremesinghe- Sri Lanka is rejuvenating and is on a committed path for prosperity and success amidst challenges.
Ambassador further expressed gratitude to all those in attendance and reaffirmed the embassy’s commitment to strengthening ties with the host country and the international community at large.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka extends its heartfelt gratitude to all the guests who graced the occasion with their presence, contributing to the success of this memorable event.