June 14, Colombo: 'Sanhindiyawai Sangrama Shakthiyai', a cultural festival reflecting reconciliation and coexistence will be staged at the Independence Square today.
Addressing a media briefing held at the Ministry of Defense yesterday, Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Karunasena Hettiarachchi said cultural troupes of all tri forces, police and Civil Defense department will stage performances at the show today.
He said the cultural show was planned to be held in May as in the previous year but due to all cultural troupes being involved in the International Vesak Day celebrations it was decided to conduct the cultural show in June.
The cultural festival will be held at the Independence Square at 8.30 pm, today under the patronage of the President and the presence of the Prime Minister.
Reconciliation, coexistence and development through poverty alleviation will set the backdrop to this year's event.
Water Supply and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Sarath Chandrasiri Vithana said about 600 performers would take part in the event. The event would showcase the contribution of tri-forces, Civil Defence Force and Police to the "Gramashakthi" project initiated on a concept of the President.
Ministers, MPs, diplomatic community, public officials, officials representing the tri-forces, Civil Defense Force and Police have been invited.