President Ranil Wickremesinghe says India and Sri Lanka are two sides of a coin.
The President said both countries have their differences in culture and religion with its commonalities while ‘Diwali’ is one commonality that is enjoyed.
The President made these remarks while addressing the gathering at the Diwali celebrations organised by the Colombo Expats Cultural Association (CECA) yesterday (29).
The President commended the CECA for organising such an event and appreciated their commitment and assistance towards Sri Lanka in a moment of darkness to light up lives of underprivileged children during the pandemic and crisis situation.
H.E. the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay, First Lady Prof: Mithree Wickramasinghe, Mrs. Baglay, Senior Adviser to the President on National Security and President’s Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayake, Secretary to the President Saman Ekanayake, President of CECA Capt. A. Banerjee and several other officials attended the event.