Miss Sesandi Onethra of Devi Balika Vidyalaya Colombo receives her prize for participating at the art competition from Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa while Hu Wei Acting Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Jinith De Silva President of Sri Lanka China Society look on
The Sri Lanka China Society celebrated the 71 st National day of the People’s Republic of China on September 28 at the BMICH with the assistance of the Chinese Embassy of Sri Lanka.
The Chief guest at the occasion was Premier Mahina Rajapaksa. Minister of Health Pavitra Wanniarachchi, former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Hu Wei Charge d’ affaires of the Chinese Embassy participated as special guests.
The keynote address was made by Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne, Professor in Economics at the University of Colombo. His topic was Sri Lanka’s Post COVID-19 Economic Progress and China-Lanka Relations.
Dr Palitha Kohona Designate ambassador to China and Mr Hu Wei Charge d ‘ affaires of Chinese Embassy also addressed the gathering.
Premier Rajapaksa presented prizes to winners of the Asian Art Competition held in Benxi, China.
Further to that the Sri Lanka China Society presented distinguished guests with the first copies of the souvenirs published to mark the 71st anniversary ofChina.
(Jinith De Silva, President of Sri Lanka China Society)