Tuesday, 13 August 2013 13:46
Friday,7 February 2014
For the very first time, a Sri Lankan National Day event was held on board the ‘Magistic’ cruise in Sydney on 4 February. Organised by the Consulate General in New South Wales, the cruise hosted diplomats, members of parliament, media, defence personnel, business and community leaders and friends of Sri Lanka.
With the proud Sri Lankan flags fluttering, the Sri Lankan National Day cruise went past the famous Opera House, under the Harbour Bridge, Shark Island and other Sydney icons, for two hours with guests enjoying a delightful mix of Sri Lankan and Australian delicacies; kiribath, kokis, Sri Lankan fish rolls, vadai, battered prawns, among other delicious finger foods. The best of Sri Lanka’s Dilmah Tea and traditional delicacies, interspersed with iced tea mocktails and special Colombo sling giner ale. Consul General Ambassador Bandula Jayasekara proposed the toast with a glass of Sri Lanka’s Dilmah iced tea.
A tribute was paid to a dear friend of Sri Lanka, the late Tony Greig. The new Sri Lankan cricket t-shirt and a limited edition plaque of the world record batting partnership (one of just 400 pieces singed by Mahela and Kumar recording the highest partnership in cricket) was presented to Tony’s son, Tom, who follows in his father’s cricketing footsteps.