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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2674

New Year Celebrations in Israel

Tel Aviv, 08 May, (

Annual New Year celebrations took place at Gan Sacher Ground in Jerusalem attended by a large number of Sri Lankans and invitees.

Indian Ambassador Mr. Jaideep Sarkar was the Chief Guest and the Counsel of Sri Lanka in Palestine Mr. Michael Shomali, Consul of Sri Lanka in Jerusalem Mr. Ehud Rassabi, Mrs. Anat Bernistein Rich, Chairperson of Israel – Asia Chamber of Commerce were special invitees.

The ceremony was full of events including "Kotta Pora" fighting on the plank with pillows, and many items that spread the entire day. Large crowed of Sri Lankans and others gathered to take part the traditions Avurudu sports and activities followed by the musical show.

Indian Ambassador during his speech reiterated the strong and long inseparable connections between the two friendly countries and commended the developments and economic progress of Sri Lanka with the dawn of peace and stable government. He said cricket has bonded us together and commended the performances of the cricketers and the victory in sports and progress in all other areas. Main awards were given away by the two Ambassadors and the other invitees present.

Sri Lankan Ambassador stressed the long relationships and friendships between the two countries noting Lord Buddha’s visits and the close friendship between King Dharmasoka and King Devenampiyatissa and introduction of Buddhism and the development of our culture since then and the economic, social, religious and political bonds between the two friendly nations.

He also noted importance of the Sri Lankan workers of saving methods and money management through the State Banks incited of using other illegible methods and getting into difficulties.

He said the Rs. 250 million currently remitted could be doubled if all the money earned is sent helping the economy to flourish and assist the development programs. Pictures show the Ambassador addressing the gathering and the invitees being taken to the event in procession. Some traditional sports events are shown in the images.

- Asian Tribune -

New Year Celebrations in Israel
New Year Celebrations in Israel
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