64th Independence Day Celebrations in New York
The 64th Sri Lankan Independence Day Celebrations were held on February 4th, 2012 at the Springer Concert Hall, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, New York. Over 500 Hundred Tri state Sri Lankans and well wishers gathered for a evening of entertainment and remembrance of the progress made by the Island nation free from the war. The event was graced by Dr. Palitha Kohona, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN, and Major General Shavendra Silva, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the U.N. among other dignitaries.
The main attraction for the evening was popular singers Sanath & Malkanthi Nandasiri Backed by the ARALIYA band.
Here are some images of the event.
Photos by Asoka Ranasinghe