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* Sri Lanka envoy seeks compatriots' support for Saudi authorities to implement Vision 2030
Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 09:30 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 13, Riyadh: Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Azmi Thassim has urged the Sri Lankan community in the Kingdom to cooperate with Saudi authorities to implement Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020.

Speaking at Sri Lanka's 69th Independence Day celebrations organized by the Sri Lanka Cultural Forum in Dammam on Friday, the Ambassador urged the Sri Lankan community in the Eastern Province, to contribute to the progress and development of the Kingdom, and to build a better Sri Lanka.

He said Sri Lanka's new government is working to create a new political culture and economic system, as well as communal harmony.

Commencing the event Thassim unfurled the national flag amid the beat of drums, then community members joined the choir to recite the national anthem, Arab News reported.

The Kingdom hosts the largest population of Sri Lankan overseas workers, which numbers 1.5 million.

A large number of expatriates from all walks of life were present at the morning function to meet and greet one another.

Patriotic songs were sung, and dances to depict Sri Lankan culture were performed to entertain the audience. Typical Sri Lankan dishes were served to guests.

 


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