Sri Lanka Independence marked at Houston, Texas
The 65th Independence of Sri Lanka was celebrated in Houston, Texas last weekend attended by a large Sri Lanka expatriate community and American well wishers.
The event was organized by the epicenter of the Sri Lankan expatriates the Houston Buddhist Vihara.
The Honorary Consul for the State of Texas Dr. Bandula Wijay graced the occasion.
The Independence Day Celebration included quiz, essay, debate and poster competitions for the children of the Sri Lankan community in Houston. The competitions provided an excellent opportunity for the children to compete for prizes and gain recognition, while enhancing the awareness of Sri Lankan history and its rich cultural values.
These events were followed by the flag hosting ceremony, multi religious invocations, speeches and a vibrant cultural show. The cultural show featured the singers and dancers from the Sri Lankan American community in Houston. The religious leaders, Honorary Consul General of Sri Lanka for Texas, diplomats from foreign missions, and dignitaries from the city, state, and federal institutions also attended the celebration.
- Asian Tribune -