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Christmas Celebrations in Mumbai

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai held its Annual Christmas Celebrations on 20th December 2019 at the Mission Premises. The event was attended by a large gathering of Sri Lankans representing Sri Lanka Navy, Army, Air force Officials and trainees in Maharashtra State, Sri Lankan Students in Pune and the Senior State Officials. 

Welcoming the gathering Consul General Chamari Rodrigo thanked the Archbishop of Mumbai, His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias for his support in organizing Christmas celebrations for the second consecutive year in the Consulate. While remembering the victims of the Easter Attack, Consul General noted that the country has recovered within a short period of time and emerged as a strong and resilient nation. “Peace loving Sri Lankans representing all faiths united to celebrate the Vesak soon after the Easter attack. In this background, Sri Lankans celebrate the Christmas with its true spirit and universal message of peace and harmony reflecting mutual respect that prevails for all religious faith in Sri Lanka”, she added.

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel from the Archbishop House in Mumbai delivered special Christmas blessings for Sri Lankans while highlighting the significance of Christmas.

‘Sound of the Season’, an Indian Choir in Mumbai performed for the first time popular Sinhala Carols “Ra Tharu Babalanawa” and “Kalakata Pera Ea” together Sri Lankan and Indian guests.

 

The guests were treated with Sri Lankan food especially the live Hopper and Kottu Roti stations by four Chefs from the Sri Lankan Air force added distinctive Sri Lankan flavour to the Christmas Celebrations in Mumbai.

 

 

Consulate General of Sri Lanka
Mumbai
31 December 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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