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High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi celebrates Diwali felicitating long-serving staff members PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 10 November 2022 06:35

High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi celebrated this year's Diwali festival, felicitating its long-serving Indian staff members and with a family get-together that included the family members of both home-based and local staffs numbering around 150. The felicitation ceremony and the family get-together were held on 05 November instant in the garden of the official residence of the High Commissioner.

This was the second consecutive time that the High Commission celebrated Diwali felicitating its long-serving staff members. Last year too, it celebrated Diwali honouring five of its long-serving staff members and with a family get-together. 

This year’s event also included distribution of Diwali gifts to the children and families, lighting of Diwali lamps and a dinner. As a special feature, a talent show with performances by the staff and their family members was also held, adding much colour to the celebrations.

The event was organized under the guidance and full sponsorship of the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Milinda Moragoda, with a view to promoting camaraderie between the home- based and local staffs, and particularly to recognize and honour the services of Indian staff members who have served in the High Commission for more than twenty-five years.

In this regard, five Indian staff members who have served more than twenty-five years in the High Commission were felicitated at the event. Notably, the High Commissioner, with the support of the Sri Lankan private sector, has made arrangements for these long-serving five staff members and their spouses/ family members to undertake a visit to Sri Lanka with a five-night stay, and the announcement in this regard was made at the family get- together. 

Mrs. Jennifer Moragoda also joined the High Commissioner in distributing Diwali gifts to children and felicitating long-serving staff members.   

High Commission of Sri Lanka

New Delhi.

09 November 2022