Aug 29, 2011, 12:29 PM
Srilankan community in The Gambia on
Speaking at the celebration ceremony, Binta Singhateh, deputy pernment Secretary for administration and Finance at the Department of State for Foreign Affairs on behalf of the government, thanked the Srilankan community in The Gambia for their contribution to the socio economic development of The Gambia in their various fields.
speaking, Shanaka Wijesnghe, a member of the Srilankan community in The Gambia,
Mr Shanaka further asserted that he is confident that the existing cooperation and relationship will be further strengthened through closer interaction between the two countries for the continuous prosperity and progress of both our nations. He also thanked H.E. the president of Srilanka Mahinda Rajapakse for leading their country in the right direction and enabling the professionals in Srilanka in diverse fields to share their knowledge and expertise with other nations. "I will fail if we did not pay tribute to our heroic security forces who sacrificed their lives for the defence of our country," he concluded.
The occasion was graced by some Gambian nationals who are friends of the Srilankan Community.