A simple ceremony was held at Kingsbury to mark the National Day of Bangladesh. Tourism Minister John Amaratunge was the Chief Guest and offered the toast.
High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka Riaz Hamidulla received the guests. State Minister of National Integration Mr.A H M Fawzie, Minister of Finance Mr. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Ports and Shipping Mr.Arjuna Ranatunga, former Foreign Minister Mr.Rohitha Bogollagama, State Minister Mr.M. L. A. M. Hizbullah and others were present at the event.