The commencement of the work year 2020, commenced with the hosting of the national flag by H.E. the High Commissioner Air Chief Marshal Kapila Veedhiya Bandara Jayampathy at 9.30 a.m. on 1st January 2020 at the Sri Lankan High Commission.
Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner hoisted the national flag, followed by singing of the national anthem by all members of the staff thereafter Officials took the Oath of the Public Servants.
The event was followed up with the multi religious observance. Most Venerable Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana Maha Nayaka Thero, Chief Priest of Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields , Most Venerable Bhante Saranankara Thero, Chief Priest of Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple, Sentul invoked blessings by Chanting Pirith and Ustaz molavi Mohamed Salih Momed Isaqfrom kambung Panda Masjid holding Muslim religious observances.
The High Commissioner, having extended New Year wishes, stated in his brief remarks that the public servants are duty bound to implement the policies and the instructions of the government. He requested the staff to discharge their duties with utmost dedication and commitment and look after the wellbeing of Sri Lankan Community in Malaysia.
The event was concluded by sharing traditional Sri Lankan milk rice and sweetmeats.