Cultural and Religious Diversity of Sri Lanka Celebrated in Canberra
June 1, 2021
An event to celebrate cultural and religious diversity of Sri Lanka was held on Friday, 21st May 2021, from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at the Sri Lanka High Commission premises.
Commencing the event multi-faith religious observances were conducted by Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Catholic religious dignitaries in Canberra.The cultural segment comprised traditional Sri Lankan dance forms, music and singing by the artists from the Sri Lankan community. Sri Lankan Community organisations in Canberra and youth representing all ethnicities of Sri Lanka participated at the event. Due to COVID restrictions, the participant numbers were limited to 75.
Ms. Giulia Jones, MLA, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs of the ACT Government and Dr. Fuxin Li, President of ACT Community Language Schools Association graced the event.
The Actg. High Commissioner addressing the gathering highlighted the significance of multicultural and religious diversity of Sri Lanka and its contribution towards peaceful coexistence and sustainable development of the country. He also mentioned that in addition to the world Day for Cultural Diversity, the International Tea Day also falls on 21st May, that is celebrated to raise awareness of the economic significance and health benefits of tea around the world.
Booklets and brochures depicting the religious and cultural diversity of Sri Lanka were placed on display and for distribution. Ceylon tea promotion counter set up parallel to the above event to promote Ceylon Tea was an attraction.
Sri Lanka High Commission
31st May 2021