The Sri Lankan embassy in Beijing, China will hold the ‘National New Year Day Celebrations’ at the embassy premises today (April 16).
The event will be held throughout the day under the auspices of Sri Lankan ambassador to China – Dr. Palitha Kohona, featuring Sri Lankan traditions and games and bolstering cultural relations between the people of the two countries.
The event is jointly organised by the embassy and the Sri Lanka – China Economic, Education and Cultural Association.
The traditional oil anointing ceremony for the New Year and invoking of blessings will also be held at the event by the Vice-Chancellor of the Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies (NIIBS) – Ven. Dr. Bodagama Chandima Thera.
Sri Lankan nationals in China, including students, are to participate in the event, which will commence at 9.30am Beijing time (7.00am Sri Lanka time).
The event will be webcast live by ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ as a joint collaboration with the Chinese state-owned video agency, CCTV+.
Sri Lanka’s national carrier – Sri Lankan Airlines comes onboard as the platinum sponsor of the live webcast.