Celebration of Sri Lankan Unity
An event aimed at promoting ethnic and religious unity among various Sri Lankans resident in and around Atlanta was held in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The gathering took place at the Kinderland Montessori in Lawrenceville on the 30th of May, 2009.
The celebration was attended by the members of the clergy and area residents of Sri Lankan origin. Religious observances were performed to offer merits to those who lost their lives in the civil war in Sri Lanka and to offer blessings to those who are injured and maimed. The evening included childrens' songs and traditional dances as well as speeches by many members of the community.
All attendees enjoyed traditional foods that were shared among the crowd.