A full house at the 61st Independence Day Celebrations held in Los Angeles
 
 
Sri Lanka's 61st Independence Day celebrations were held at the Duarte Performing Arts Center Auditorium on 8th February 2009.  It was organized by the Sri Lanka Consulate in Los Angeles, under the guidance of Hon. Consul General Ananda Wickramasinghe.
 
The official ceremony was followed by a colorful cultural program organized and produced by the Serendib Foundation for Music & Performing Arts.  The capacity crowd were treated to an excellent show of Sri Lankan culture and traditional art forms by performers drawn from the local lankan community in and around Los Angeles.
 
The Serendib Foundation, is a 501 © 3 public non-profit organization, established to promote music & performing arts.
 
Here are some images of the day's proceedings captured by photographer Moran Perera.
 
Welcome  Welcome speech
 Lighting the oil lamp
  Clergy and the audience Audience
Stage
Song Song
Dance Dance
  Dancer Dancer
Dancer Childrens' performance
Dance Performers
 
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Last updated: Tuesday, February 17, 2009
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