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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2768

Sri Lankan expatriates in Vienna express support to Ranaviru families

Vienna, 02 December, ( The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Vienna, Austria has launched a Ranaviru Assistance Programme on Sunday 30th November 2008 at the official residence of Ambassador to support the Ranaviru families.Ranaviru Assistance Programme  held in Sri Lanka Embassy in Vienna, Austria.Ranaviru Assistance Programme held in Sri Lanka Embassy in Vienna, Austria.

The event began with one minute silence for the fallen heroes and followed by religious observances from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Islamic religious faiths to invoke blessings on SLDF members and the country. The Buddhist religious event was presided by Ven. Dr. Wijayarajapura Seelawansa Thero of Austria Buddhist Vihara.

In presenting the Ranaviru Assistance programme to the expatriate community, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative Mr. M M Jaffeer said that the nation owes to the courage, dedication and the sacrifice displayed by the Sri Lankan security forces to defend the country against terrorism and maintain Sri Lanka’s unity and territorial integrity. In recognition of their noble contribution to defend the nation and restore peace and security in the North and East, the Ambassador called on the expatriate community to rally behind the SLDF at this crucial juncture. He also highlighted the important role that could be played by the Sri Lankan expatriate community in countering the misinformation and negative campaign on Sri Lanka and rebuilding the liberated areas.

A video documentary on the Defence Ministry initiated “Rana Jayapura” project was screed at this event and Sri Lankan associations and expatriate community members were urged to actively contribute to the project

The feedback received from the expatriate community members on the Ranaviru Assistance Programme has been very encouraging. Though Austria has a small Sri Lankan expatriate community, the Ranaviru Assistance programme aims at brightening of some lives of the Ranaviru family members.

- Asian Tribune -

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