Independence Day celebrations to cost Rs. 200 Mn


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

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

He mentioned the Rs. 200 Million will obtained from the finances allocation made to a number of ministries.

“As well as, we’ve got a number of donors and sponsors from the personal sector of the nation. We’re proud to announce that along with their assist, we’ve got ready all the pieces to rejoice our seventy fifth Independence day,” he added.

The President’s Media Division mentioned that the federal government has determined to rejoice the seventy fifth Nationwide Independence Day with pleasure along with the brand new reformist program for the subsequent 25 years.

Throughout this celebration held with pleasure beneath the theme “Namo Namo Matha – A Step in direction of a Century”, the federal government will announce its new reformist course for the subsequent 25 years for the implementation of a steady authorities coverage proper till the one centesimal Independence Day celebrations in 2048.

The primary ceremony of the Nationwide Independence Day Celebrations will probably 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 start after the providing of floral tributes on the statue of Mahamanya D.S. Senanayake at Independence Sq. and the statue of the struggle heroes on the Presidential Secretariat.

It’s also of significance that many cultural and spiritual applications have been organized all through the nation together with the seventy fifth Nationwide Independence Competition.

Accordingly, the Buddhist spiritual rites will probably be carried out on the night of February 02 at Sri Dalada Maligawa, and on the identical evening, the Dhamma sermon will start at Victoria Dam at 9:00 PM. The next morning, an alms giving has additionally been deliberate.

The Catholic spiritual companies will probably be held at Maradana Fatima Church on February 04 at 6.30 am, whereas Christian spiritual companies will probably be held on the similar time at Galle Face Christian Church. 

Hindu spiritual rituals will probably be held on the morning of February 03 at Trincomalee Dakshina Kailash or Koneswaram Temple. 

Preparations have been made to carry Muslim spiritual companies on February 4th at 10.00 am on the Colombo Grand Mosque.

In the meantime, Buddhist and Hindu spiritual applications have additionally been organized in Colombo, and accordingly, on February 04 at 6.30 a.m., a Buddhist spiritual program has been organized at Dharmakirtyarama Temple, Polwatta, Colombo 03, and Hindu spiritual applications have additionally 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 Might, 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 within the Southern Province in July.

As well as, the particular cultural arts pageant “LankaraLanka” organized together with the seventy fifth Independence Day will probably be held on February 03 at 7.30 pm at Independence Sq. in Colombo with the participation of 750 artists from the private and non-private sectors.

The Jaffna Cultural Heart will probably be opened on February eleventh morning beneath the patronage of the President, and the cultural procession will start reverse the Jaffna Cultural Heart and can journey via the streets of Jaffna culminating close to the Jaffna Fort (the outdated bus station website). A cultural live performance will even be held there and a particular music live performance can also be deliberate to be held on the similar venue that evening.

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

It’s also deliberate to air a 30-minute quick movie on Sri Lanka’s freedom in any respect cinemas and performing theatres whereas a Design competitors together with quick dramas, patriotic songs, and artwork competitions has additionally been deliberate to focus on the youth on the theme of “freedom” in Might.
A large artwork competitors and exhibition showcasing the pleasure of the nation has additionally been organized by veteran artist H.S. Sarath.

The exhibition of artifacts reflecting the historical past of the nation, organized by the Ministry of Buddhasasana Non secular and Cultural Affairs, the Nationwide Museum Division, the Central Cultural Fund, and the Division of Archaeology, can also be scheduled to be held from February 4th to the tenth.

A e book containing newspaper stories and different articles about independence can also be anticipated to be launched on the Independence Day Nationwide Competition and a particular stamp with the picture of the primary Prime Minister of impartial Sri Lanka Mahamanya D.S. Senanayake can also be scheduled together with a particular commemorative stamp of a uncommon sort which incorporates portraits of Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru, the primary Prime Minister of impartial India and Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the primary Prime Minister of impartial Pakistan. As well as, a Rs. 1000 particular commemorative coin can also be anticipated to be launched.

The idea of “City Forests” will probably be applied from January 1st all through the island, and the Independence Day celebration bicycle trip from Level Pedro to Dondra Level sponsored by Sri Lanka Telecom will even be held from January twenty eighth to February 1st.

As well as, preparations have been made to carry 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 probably be opened to the general public freed from cost on Nationwide Independence Day.

A program to supply rice for 02 million low-income households on the fee of 10 kilos per household per thirty days for 02 months is to be applied and the associated program will probably be applied by the District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries.

It’s the intention of President Ranil Wickremesinghe to make the federal government’s new reformist journey commencing with the celebration of the seventy fifth Independence Day in 2023 a steady state coverage till the one centesimal Independence Day in 2048 and the plan for the subsequent 25 years will even be applied together with this yr’s Nationwide Independence Day.

Accordingly, a number of new establishments and legal guidelines are deliberate to be launched and an Institute of Historical past, an Institute of Economics and Commerce, and an Institute of Ladies and Gender will probably be established for the research and analysis of the historical past of Sri Lanka.

Authorities and Public Coverage College, Agricultural Analysis College, Local weather Change College, and Sports activities College are additionally anticipated to be established.

The Nationwide Fee on Ladies’s Act, Gender Equality Act, Ladies’s Empowerment Act, Youngster Care Act, Local weather Change Act, Social Justice Fee Act, Reforestation and Tree Cowl Act are additionally to be launched.

As well as, for the protection and safety of pure sources together with the Mahaweli river, Sinharajaya, Sripada Web site (Zero Peak), Horton Plains, Knuckles, and Adam’s Bridge, the Residing Entity Act is to be launched. New legal guidelines for the exploration and administration of marine sources in addition to an Act for the conservation of Muthurajawela are additionally scheduled to be launched.

The Independence Day actions additionally embrace a venture of 75 city forests and a venture of 1996 homes for low-income households in Colombo and plenty of initiatives and applications on the Nationwide Youth Platform.

Supply – PMD / Govt Info Division

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