Tea Party to celebrate 70th anniversary of independence

The Sri Lanka High Commission hosted a tea party to diplomatic envoys in Canberra and Australians government officials on 12th February to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence.

The envoys were served a refreshing glass of iced tea on arrival to quench their thirst on a hot February afternoon in Canberra. They were then invited to browse the photo exhibition depicting significant moments from Sri Lanka Australia relations spanning over 70 years. Following the formal proceedings High Commissioner S. Skandakumar and the Chief of Protocol Ms Lyndall Sachs cut the special cake to mark the occasion. The High Commissioner in his remarks spoke of economic reforms, reconciliation and ongoing development work in Sri Lanka, as well high level visits to mark 70 years of diplomatic relations that took place in 2017 that made it a truly significant year in the relations between Sri Lanka and Australia.

The envoys were also invited to explore the aroma and taste of pure Ceylon Tea from the seven tea growing regions in Sri Lanka that were on display.

Sri Lanka High Commission
14 February 2018



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