05th February 2018 14:57:00 Hours
In line with the 70th Independence Celebrations of Sri Lanka and the Chinese New Year, the Spring Festival, a Chinese Cultural Show was organized by the Security Force Headquarters (East) along with Divisional Secretariat Welikanda in collaboration with China Cultural Centre of Sri Lanka at the auditorium of Aselapura Maha Vidyalaya Welikanda on Saturday (03). This spectacular Chinese Cultural Show was an initiative of the Commander Security Forces (East) Major General Santhusitha Pananwala aimed at introducing different aspects of cultures especially to our dear sons and daughters of under privileged schools and it was organized in line with the series of community oriented programmes organized in commemoration of 70th Independence Celebrations by the Sri Lanka Army.
This exquisite and elegant event got underway amidst a distinguished gathering, headed by the Commander Security Forces (East) Major General Santhusitha Pananwala along with a host of other distinguished invitees who joined hands together to stage this spectacular cultural show.
The Chinese Cultural Troupe delivered an enthralling performance to a packed house audience in this ‘Maritime Silk Road Concert’ which comprised of Chinese national folk music and dances in a creative and unique performing style performed by traditional singers and dancers. The variety of instrumental music featured showcased the artistry of the members of the band. It was very pleasing to see the happy little faces of our children, delighted by these performances.
GOC 23 Division Brig Chula Abenayake, Divisional Secretariet Welikanda Mr HSKG Bandara, RPM Welikanda Mr. S T Danthanarayana, Senior Officers, a large gathering of school children and villagers witnessed the event.