Independence Day celebrations to cost Rs. 200 Mn


COLOMBO (Info 1st) – The Sri Lankan Authorities is making able to rejoice the seventy fifth Nationwide Independence Day at a price of Rs. 200 Million.

Ashoka Priyantham, the State Minister of Residence Affairs talked about an estimate was given for Rs. 575 Million , and was decrease proper right down to Rs. 200 Million following lenghty discussions.

He talked about the Rs. 200 Million will obtained from the funds allocation made to quite a lot of ministries.

“In addition to, we have got quite a lot of donors and sponsors from the non-public sector of the nation. We’re proud to announce that together with their help, we have got prepared all of the items to rejoice our seventy fifth Independence day,” he added.

The President’s Media Division talked about that the federal authorities has decided to rejoice the seventy fifth Nationwide Independence Day with pleasure together with the model new reformist program for the next 25 years.

All through this celebration held with pleasure beneath the theme “Namo Namo Matha – A Step in course of a Century”, the federal authorities will announce its new reformist course for the next 25 years for the implementation of a gentle authorities protection correct until the one centesimal Independence Day celebrations in 2048.

The first ceremony of the Nationwide Independence Day Celebrations will most likely be held on the 4th of February at 8.30 am at Galle Face Inexperienced beneath the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

The festivities are scheduled to begin after the offering of floral tributes on the statue of Mahamanya D.S. Senanayake at Independence Sq. and the statue of the wrestle heroes on the Presidential Secretariat.

It is also of significance that many cultural and non secular purposes have been organized all by the nation along with the seventy fifth Nationwide Independence Competitors.

Accordingly, the Buddhist non secular rites will most likely be carried out on the night time of February 02 at Sri Dalada Maligawa, and on the equivalent night, the Dhamma sermon will begin at Victoria Dam at 9:00 PM. The subsequent morning, an alms giving has moreover been deliberate.

The Catholic non secular corporations will most likely be held at Maradana Fatima Church on February 04 at 6.30 am, whereas Christian non secular corporations will most likely be held on the same time at Galle Face Christian Church. 

Hindu non secular rituals will most likely be held on the morning of February 03 at Trincomalee Dakshina Kailash or Koneswaram Temple. 

Preparations have been made to hold Muslim non secular corporations on February 4th at 10.00 am on the Colombo Grand Mosque.

Within the meantime, Buddhist and Hindu non secular purposes have moreover been organized in Colombo, and accordingly, on February 04 at 6.30 a.m., a Buddhist non secular program has been organized at Dharmakirtyarama Temple, Polwatta, Colombo 03, and Hindu non secular purposes have moreover been organized at New Kadireshan Temple, Colombo 04.

A Sri Dalada exhibition is to be held on the historic Temple of the Tooth Relic premises in March, exhibition of Kapila Vastu Buddhist Relics to be held in Colombo in Would possibly, the sacred Buddhist relics from China exposition and exhibition to be held in Anuradhapura in June, exhibition of the sacred Buddhist relics from Pakistan is scheduled to be held throughout the Southern Province in July.

In addition to, the actual cultural arts pageant “LankaraLanka” organized along with the seventy fifth Independence Day will most likely be held on February 03 at 7.30 pm at Independence Sq. in Colombo with the participation of 750 artists from the personal and non-private sectors.

The Jaffna Cultural Coronary heart will most likely be opened on February eleventh morning beneath the patronage of the President, and the cultural procession will begin reverse the Jaffna Cultural Coronary heart and might journey through the streets of Jaffna culminating near the Jaffna Fort (the outdated bus station web site). A cultural dwell efficiency will even be held there and a specific music dwell efficiency will also be consider to be held on the same venue that night.

On the nineteenth of February, the Republican Rally is scheduled to parade the streets of Kandy beneath the entire sponsorship of the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth Relic) representing all dance traditions of the nation.

It is also consider to air a 30-minute fast film on Sri Lanka’s freedom the least bit cinemas and performing theatres whereas a Design opponents along with fast dramas, patriotic songs, and art work competitions has moreover been consider to deal with the youth on the theme of “freedom” in Would possibly.
A big art work opponents and exhibition showcasing the pleasure of the nation has moreover been organized by veteran artist H.S. Sarath.

The exhibition of artifacts reflecting the historic previous of the nation, organized by the Ministry of Buddhasasana Religious and Cultural Affairs, the Nationwide Museum Division, the Central Cultural Fund, and the Division of Archaeology, will also be scheduled to be held from February 4th to the tenth.

A e ebook containing newspaper tales and completely different articles about independence will also be anticipated to be launched on the Independence Day Nationwide Competitors and a specific stamp with the image of the first Prime Minister of neutral Sri Lanka Mahamanya D.S. Senanayake will also be scheduled along with a specific commemorative stamp of a unusual type which contains portraits of Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of neutral India and Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the first Prime Minister of neutral Pakistan. In addition to, a Rs. 1000 explicit commemorative coin will also be anticipated to be launched.

The concept of “Metropolis Forests” will most likely be utilized from January 1st all by the island, and the Independence Day celebration bicycle journey from Stage Pedro to Dondra Stage sponsored by Sri Lanka Telecom will even be held from January twenty eighth to February 1st.

In addition to, preparations have been made to hold Independence Day commemorations on the provincial and district stage and public parks, Nationwide Parks owned by the Nationwide Zoology Division Nationwide Parks owned by the Division of Wildlife and Forest Conservation and Nationwide Parks owned by the Nationwide Botanical Gardens Division will most likely be opened to most of the people free of value on Nationwide Independence Day.

A program to produce rice for 02 million low-income households on the payment of 10 kilos per family per thirty days for 02 months is to be utilized and the related program will most likely be utilized by the District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries.

It is the intention of President Ranil Wickremesinghe to make the federal authorities’s new reformist journey commencing with the celebration of the seventy fifth Independence Day in 2023 a gentle state protection until the one centesimal Independence Day in 2048 and the plan for the next 25 years will even be utilized along with this yr’s Nationwide Independence Day.

Accordingly, quite a lot of new institutions and authorized tips are consider to be launched and an Institute of Historic previous, an Institute of Economics and Commerce, and an Institute of Women and Gender will most likely be established for the analysis and evaluation of the historic previous of Sri Lanka.

Authorities and Public Protection Faculty, Agricultural Evaluation Faculty, Native climate Change Faculty, and Sports activities actions Faculty are moreover anticipated to be established.

The Nationwide Charge on Women’s Act, Gender Equality Act, Women’s Empowerment Act, Teen Care Act, Native climate Change Act, Social Justice Charge Act, Reforestation and Tree Cowl Act are moreover to be launched.

In addition to, for the safety and security of pure sources along with the Mahaweli river, Sinharajaya, Sripada Web page (Zero Peak), Horton Plains, Knuckles, and Adam’s Bridge, the Residing Entity Act is to be launched. New authorized tips for the exploration and administration of marine sources along with an Act for the conservation of Muthurajawela are moreover scheduled to be launched.

The Independence Day actions moreover embrace a enterprise of 75 metropolis forests and a enterprise of 1996 houses for low-income households in Colombo and loads of initiatives and purposes on the Nationwide Youth Platform.

Provide – PMD / Govt Information Division

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