Celebration of the 75th National Day of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka was held at Pan Pacific Hotel in Yangon yesterday evening.
Firstly, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko and wife, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Joyasingbe Mudhiyan Janaka Priyantha Bandara and wife, Russian Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Nikolay Listopadov and officials lit candles to commemorate the 75th National Day of Democratic Socialist the Republic of Sri Lanka.
Then, the ceremony was opened with the national anthems of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan ambassador and Union minister greeted each other and gave gifts.
Next, the Sri Lankan ambassador and his wife served dinner for attendees and they posed for the documentary group photo. The traditional cultural troupe from Sri Lanka performed cultural dances.
Ambassadors from foreign embassies in Yangon, charge d’affaires of embassies, representatives of the United Nations and invitees attended the celebration. — MNA/KZW