COLOMBO (NewsRadio); The special Christmas Carol concert and carnival organized by the Tourism Development Board, the armed forces and the police in the vicinity of the Presidential Secretariat premises has been declared open by President Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The President’s Media Division said the event has been organized to give the people an opportunity to enjoy the Christmas spirit adding that a large crowd had gathered around the Presidential Secretariat and at Galle Face Green in Colombo last evening.
The PMD said the President who visited the event, was cordially welcomed by the public and he engaged in friendly conversation with them.
The President also interacted with children who had attended the event and was seen posing for photographs with them.
A Christmas carol performance was staged at the Presidential Secretariat premises with the participation of the armed forces and police choirs and President Ranil Wickremesinghe watched the Christmas carol concert together with Ministers Harin Fernando and Manusha Nanayakkara, while sitting on the steps of the late D.S. Senanayake statue.
This carol service will be staged daily from 7pm to 8.30pm until the 23rd of December.
Simultaneously, a band performance will be held with the participation of the armed forces and police bands, and the public will have the opportunity to enjoy the performance and the large Christmas tree erected on the carnival grounds.