Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sri Lankans celebrate Christmas in Doha

CHRISTIANS from Sri Lanka celebrated Christmas at their embassy in Doha yesterday.More than 500 Christians and people of other faiths joined the celebrations, organised by SriLankan Co-ordination Committee and the embassy.Sri Lankan Ambassador Vijaysiri Padukkage reminded the gathering of the importance of the occasion and thanked Qatar authorities for providing opportunities for people of different faiths to gather on such occasions. At the meeting, participants sang Christmas carols and “Santa Claus” gave away gifts to children.Vicar of Doha's Catholic Church of Lady of the Rosary Fr Tomasito Veneracion thanked the ambassador and the community for hosting the gathering.Several members of Sri Lankan forums attended the celebrations. Stanley Fernando of the Sri Lankan Catholic Church was the main coordinator of the function.

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