Commemoration of the 1st Anniversary of Office of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka, 8th January 2016

The 1st Anniversary of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena’s Presidency was commemorated by the Sri Lanka Embassy in the Philippines, this (8th January) morning with the participation of Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Islamic religious leaders along with members of the Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim and Burgher communities living in the Philippines and Friends of Sri Lanka.



Religious Dignitaries attended the ceremony and invoke blessings for the anniversary in accordance with Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Islam practices.


Lighting of the traditional oil lamp by the Religios Dignitaries, Fellow Sri Lankans and Friends of Sri Lanka.


Tree planting ceremony to commemorate the 1st Anniversary of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena’s assumption of Office


Group photo with Ambassador Ranaraja and with the Religious Dignitaries.

(In photo from left to right: Rev. Devasiri Fernando, Ven. Lama Damdul, H.E. Aruni Ranaraja, Rev. Acharya Prem Shankaranand Tirth, Imam Akmad B. Wahab)


Group photo with Ambassador Ranaraja, Religious Dignitaries, Fellow Sri Lankans, other invitees and Staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila.