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National Day Diplomatic Reception 09.03.2013

To mark the 65th Anniversary of the National Day of Sri Lanka a diplomatic reception was held at “the Majan Ballroom” of the Al Bustan Palace Hotel on 9th March 2013 from 7.30 p.m – 9.30 p.m with the participation of about 400 dignitaries including Ambassadors, Deputy Heads of Missions, senior officials of the Omani Foreign Ministry, members of the Sri Lankan communities, and other communities and Embassy Staff.

Minister Responsible for Transport & Communication of Oman was the Chief Guest for the reception. Nine other representatives of the Government of Oman also participated as the Guests of Honor.

The celebration commenced by playing the National Anthem of Oman and followed by the National Anthem of Sri Lanka.

After welcoming the invitees H.E. the Ambassador addressed the gathering about the recent development of Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan School students performed their cultural dances namely, “Thuraga Wannama, and “Hansa Wannama”. Sri Lankan Guitarists played the Arabian, Sri Lankan, Latin and Western music throughout the reception.

A dinner was served to the distinguished invitees.