76th National Day messages of H.E. the President Ranil Wickremesinghe

Thai Pongal, a vibrant Hindu harvest festival celebrated by the Tamil Community worldwide, beckons us into a realm of joy and gratitude, signifying not only the bountiful harvest but also the promise of new beginnings. Embraced within the auspicious month of Thai (January) in the Tamil calendar, this celebration harmonizes with the Sun's northward journey, marking the onset of the harvest season.

Christmas represents the celebration of hope. "The individuals who traversed in obscurity, burdened with tears and sighs, have witnessed a profound light." In the pursuit of revitalizing that hope, I extend my wishes for all of us to conscientiously fulfil our responsibilities and duties, fostering a Christmas that instils fresh hopes in our nation.

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pretoria, South Africa showcased Sri Lanka Foods, Tea and Tourism in Brooklyn Mall on 16th and 17th November 2023 under “Taste of Sri Lanka”.