As part of the celebrations heralding the 70th anniversary of Australia – Sri Lanka Diplomatic relations, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Canberra launched a campaign to celebrate the shared benefits that the Australia-Sri Lanka relationship has afforded both nation’s society, culture and economy.
To showcase the significant contribution Sri Lankans have made in Australia, DFAT curated a photo exhibition of prominent and successful members of the community with Sri Lankan heritage, accordingly 13 members of the community were featured. I am proud that the authorities concerned saw it fit that my continuing contributions for 49 years supporting of Australia-Sri Lanka relations, made me worthy of being showcased.
The exhibition was opened by the Hon. Mrs Julie Bishop MP, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, along with Dr. Harsha de Silva, Sri Lankan Deputy Foreign Minister at Parliament House, Canberra on Tuesday, February 14,
The exhibition will be on display at Parliament House, Canberra for some time, before hopefully moving to Sydney and Melbourne. The exhibition is being simultaneously displayed at the Sri Lanka Parliament.
(Photo Credit: Citation – Anton Swan, SL Consul, Brisbane, Qld
Portrait - Nathan Fulton, DFAT, Canberra