Though Christmas Day is still three weeks away, the Christmas spirit filled the Embassy of Sri Lanka as Christmas was celebrated at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Stockholm on 09th December 2017 with an evening of prayers, carols and entertainment.
Ambassador Mrs. Damayanthie Rajapakse delivered the welcome speech. The celebration was made more solemn with the religious observances and Christmas messages delivered by Rev. Father Francisco Herrera-Mayagoitia and Rev. Sister Jenny Salaj .
The Christmas Programme comprised of singing Christmas carols performed by Sri Lankan children living in Stockholm. The Embassy had the pleasure of welcoming the children from Adolf Fredrik music school, one of the most prestigious music schools in Sweden who performed at the event together with the Sri Lankan children. Other Sri Lankans also gave a rousing rendition of Christmas carols joined by the Staff of the Embassy.
To create the Christmas ambience, the nativity scene was enacted by Sri Lankan children at the venue and the role of Santa Claus was played by a Sri Lankan to make the event more vibrant and colourful. A large number of Sri Lankans and Swedish nationals participated at the event and enjoyed partaking of Sri Lankan food served for the guests.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
12th December 2017
(Photo credit Mr. Harry Withana)