The Right Hon. Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, Speaker of the House of Commons was the Chief Guest at the reception to commemorate Sri Lanka’s 75th Anniversary of Independence organised by the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London on 8th February 2023.
Members of the Houses of Parliament, Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, Heads of Missions and members of the Diplomatic community, representatives of the British business community and friends and well-wishers were amongst the invitees to celebrate this special occasion.
The guests were treated to Sri Lankan cuisine and beverages, Ceylon yard tea and Sri Lankan palmyrah products. The guests were also entertained by Ms. Roshani Abbey and Mr Nuwan Hugh Perera, artists of Sri Lankan heritage who are cast members of West End theatre productions of ‘Hamilton’, ‘Juliet’ ‘Amelie’ and ‘Life of Pi’. The highlight of the evening was the Sri Lankan Airlines raffle draw and the winner, Lord J.D. Waverley took away two return tickets to Colombo.
The event, which was sponsored by BoardPac Ltd, De La Rue, Lion Beer, Elephant House beverages, Munchee Biscuits, Basilur Tea, Baraka, Silver Mill, Wichy Plantation, Jenvas Ltd, Palmyra Development Board, Traccular, Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) and Sri Lankan Airlines, was used as a platform to promote Sri Lankan products, food and beverages as well as Sri Lanka tourism.
High Commission of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom
15 February 2023