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Sri Lanka’s 70th Anniversary of Independence

Posted July 11, 2020

Cultural diversity at its best

Sri Lanka’s cultural diversity was on proud display as the Brisbane community celebrated the country’s 70th anniversary of independence on February 3, 2018.
In attendance were the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Australia, Somasunderam Skandakumar, State Minister for Cultural Affairs Stirling Hinchliffe, Consul-General for NSW and Queensland Lal Wickrematunge, Hon. Consul for Queensland Anton Swan and other dignitaries. The full house of 300 at the Mansfield Tavern function room was treated to the traditional Sri Lankan customs and observances, and a variety of dances and dinner.
The gala event was held under the auspices of the Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations in Queensland, the umbrella body for the seven local associations – Sri Lankan Group of Radio 4EB, Sri Lanka Society of Queensland, Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka – Queensland, Sri Lanka Sports Association of Queensland, Sinhala Association of Queensland, Silver Fawn Club, and CCC Foundation Queensland Branch.

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