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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2703

Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma

Stockholm, 14 March, (Asiantribune.com):

Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma paid a farewell call on Ambassador Helena Sångeland, the Director-General of the Asia Pacific Division of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, on conclusion of his tour of duty as Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Sweden.

On behalf of the Swedish Government, Ambassador Sångeland stated that she would appreciate the services rendered in strengthening the relations between Sri Lanka and Sweden during his tenure as Ambassador.

Ambassador Alahapperuma also paid farewell calls on the Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Swedish Parliament and the Chief of Protocol of the Swedish Foreign Ministry.

Under the guidance and patronage of the Chief Incumbent Venerable Kirindigalle Dhammaratana Nayaka Thero of the Stockholm Buddhist Vihara in Sweden, the Association of the Buddhist Vihara held a Bodhi Pooja at the temple to bid farewell for the Ambassador Alahapperuma. The Venerable Mathale Dhammakkanda Thero recalled the services rendered by the Ambassador to bring about reconciliation between Sri Lankans belonging to different ethnicities living in Sweden. Venerable Dhammakkanda Thero appreciated and admired the charming personal qualities of the Ambassador, as the representative for Sri Lanka, who was always willing to reach out to Sri Lankan community whenever his assistance is sought. After the Bodhi Pooja a Reception was hosted by the Dayaka Sabhawa of the Association. Staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka was also present at the occasion.

A Farewell Reception was also hosted for the Ambassador by the Sri Lanka Association in Sweden, to recognize the service during the tenure as Ambassador of Sri Lanka.

The Ganesh Temple in Stockholm bid farewell for the Ambassador by holding a Special Pooja to confer blessings upon the Ambassador. On behalf of the Tamil community in Sweden, the Kurukkal Mohan Aiyar of the Temple expressed gratitude for the efforts made by the Ambassador to bring about reconciliation among the Sri Lankan ethnicities in Sweden.

- Asian Tribune –

Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Meeting with Ambassador Helena Sångeland
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