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Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa celebrates Thai Pongal

HC with the priest

The Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa celebrated Thai Pongal which is the harvest festival generally celebrated by Hindus all over the world.  

The event was held on Saturday 21st January 2012 at the High Commissioner’s Residence.  The invitees included Sri Lankan Pensioners living in Ottawa.

The Kurakkal Purohith Dawalkumar conducted the religious observances and invoked blessings on all those who attended the function.  During the ceremony High Commissioner Chitranganee Wagiswara spoke of the multi cultural fabric of the Sri Lankan society and the importance of  celebrating each others festivals which brings the communities together.  She also noted the deeper message of Thai Pongal and stressed on the need for all Sri Lankans living in Canada to join together in further promoting friendship, goodwill and peace and to join hands as Sri Lankans to carry the same message and help in consolidating peace and prosperity in Sri Lanka.

 Following the religious ceremony traditional sweetmeats associated with Thai Pongal were served.

 Sri Lanka High Commission

Ottawa

 24th January 2012