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Chinese National Day celebration at BMICH

The 71st National Day celebrations of the People’s Republic of China organized by the Chinese Association of Sri Lanka were held under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo yesterday (28).

Every year, China celebrates its National Day on October 1 to commemorate the fall of the Qing Dynasty, the Wucheng Rebellion, and the beginning of the People’s Republic of China.

The Prime Minister also presented certificates and prizes to the first, second and third place winners of the Asian Regional School Art Competition organized by the Government of China.

Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, former Minister Geethanjana Gunawardena, Acting Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka Hu Wei, President of the Sri Lanka China Association Jenath de Silva and other distinguished guests were present at the occasion.