The celebrations on the 4th of February was arranged for the Diplomatic community based in Stockholm. Around hundred Diplomats graced the occasion with their presence. Hence it was a well attended programme. Senior officials of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden were also present on the occasion. National Anthems of Sri Lanka and Sweden were rendered by the Sri Lankan children living in Sweden and H.E. the Ambassador delivered a National Day speech. The guests were invited to a Sri Lankan traditional meal arranged by the Embassy.
On the 7th of February, Sri Lankans living in Sweden were invited for the Independence Day Celebrations. The national flag was hoisted by H.E. the Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma, followed by singing the National Anthems of Sri Lanka and Sweden, and lighting the oil lamp. Two minutes silence was also observed in honour of National Heroes. The National Day Message of H.E. the President was read out by H.E. the Ambassador while the Message in Tamil language was read out by Ms. Dharcica Sinniah.
Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian religious dignitaries Ven. Watapana Pannaratana Thero, Ven. Matale Dhammakkanda Thero, Kurukkal Mohan Aiyar, Immam Yusuf Muslim and His Eminence Acting Bishop Fredrik Emmanuelsson, delivered the sermons in accordance with their religious faith and blessed the nation and the people of Sri Lanka on this occasion.
There were around hundred Sri Lankans enthusiastically participating at the event and they were invited for a sumptuous Sri Lankan meal arranged by the Embassy.