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Reception in Colombo to mark Pakistan's National Day

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Minister for Primary Industry Daya Gamage graced the reception held at Galadari hotel, Colombo to mark the celebrations of 78th National Day of Pakistan as its Chief Guest. The event was organized under the patronage of the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka.

Delivering the welcome address, High Commissioner, Dr.Shahid Ahmad Hashmat shed light on the historic Pakistan Resolution, passed on 23rdMarch 1940 and eulogized the sacrifices and political struggle by the Muslims of Sub-Continent due to which Pakistan attained her independence on 14th August 1947. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are time tested friends. The relations between the two countries are marked by mutual respect and commonality of views on major regional and global issues and close cooperation in the multilateral fora.

High Commissioner, on behalf of the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain, presented Pakistan's prestigious civil award "Sitara-i-Khidmat" to Dr. A.J.A. LakKumar Fernando for his meritorious services rendered to Pakistan in eradication of Dengue fever.

A cake commemorating the Pakistan's National Day was cut by the chief guest Hon. Daya Gamage, Speaker Parliament Karu Jayasuriya and High Commissioner of Pakistan along with other ministers.

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