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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2865

Sixtieth Sri Lankan Independence Day Celebrations in Los Angeles

By Philip Fernando in Los Angeles

A special ceremony to mark the sixtieth Independence Celebrations of Sri Lanka will be held on Sunday 3rd February 2008 from 5.00 p.m. onwards at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, California State University, 6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, California.

Consular General of Sri Lanka in Los Angeles, Jaliya Wickramasuriya has extended the invitation to all patriots to be participants at this ceremony. This is a great day for all Sri Lankans as we focus on the achievements of the country during past six decades, he said. Most observers believe that a new era is dawning as we speak and it is opportune that we look back with pride on the events of the past.

The progress made through the years since 1948 calls for reflection with a view to making the future a glorious one for the diverse communities who call Sri Lanka their motherland, they added. Those intending to participate in the special ceremony are requested to get in touch or email the Consulate office before Sunday 27th January, 2008 indicating the number of persons attending.

Limited seats will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. The email address is

- Asian Tribune

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