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First baby of 2019 born in Rome, a Sri Lankan

3 January 2019 08:53 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A Sri Lankan couple living in Rome had the honour of being the parents of the first baby born in the New Year.

The baby had been born ten seconds after the dawn of the New Year at St. Philip Neri’s Hospital in Rome.

The couple, Prasad Bandara and Madubhashani Yapa, had been living in San Pietro in Rome for the past few years. The Italian media had reported that the baby, named Italo Bandara by his parents, had brought honour to Italy.

The Mayor of Rome Ms. Virginia Raggi had visited the hospital in the early hours of January 1 to congratulate the child’s Sri Lankan parents.

The Sri Lankan couple from Horana had been living in Rome for some time before the birth of their child.(Chandana Fernando-Nainamadama)

  Comments - 9

  • ANTON Thursday, 03 January 2019 09:00 AM

    AT LEAST WE HAVE BEEN HONORED FOR SOMETHING. ... SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING.

    Hiran Thursday, 03 January 2019 09:00 AM

    Congrats to the couple. But this can't be true. There are plenty of others countries which ushers in the new year before Italy. Not a single baby was born in those countries after the new year dawned?

    Navin Thursday, 03 January 2019 09:41 AM

    It's the first baby for 2019 for Rome. Not the whole world. Read the article first.

    ritz Thursday, 03 January 2019 09:43 AM

    Nice of you to have wished the couple.. appreciate if you could read the article in full before commenting,, please note it said first child born in ROME and not the whole world..

    Raj Thursday, 03 January 2019 09:23 AM

    Sri Lankan globalisation

    ANTON Thursday, 03 January 2019 09:25 AM

    AND FINALLY WE HEARD SOME GOOD NEWS IN THE NEW YEAR

    Unchikun Thursday, 03 January 2019 09:46 AM

    Lucky baby. Hope the baby qualifies for Italian citizenship and live a happy and honorable life which we are derived of.

    DUAL CITIZEN Thursday, 03 January 2019 10:32 AM

    What about dual citizenship ?

    Sudda Thursday, 03 January 2019 06:39 PM

    I think you wanted to say "deprived"


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