Following health guidelines the Embassy celebrated 73rd anniversary of independence today at the Chancery premises with the presence of limited number of Sri Lankans, Turkish media friends. Religious observances were conducted by Ven. Katuwana Sidaththa Thero, Chief incumbent of Shakyamuni Viharaya, Rome, Mr. Prijjwal Raj, Imam Ahmet Aktas, Reverent father Seraphin Ngoie Kazadi.   This was the second consecutive year that the Embassy arranged religious observances during the Independence Day celebrations after establishment of the Embassy in Ankara.   Ambassador during his remarks stated the robust activities Mission has made to enhance bilateral trade, investment, tourism, culture, people to people contact in Turkey, Georgia & Ukraine. Further the Ambassador highlighted the visionary leadership and activities that H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka launched through the “Vistas of prosperity & splendor”. Further during his remarks Ambassador thanked governments of Turkey, Ukraine & Georgia for continuous support for enhancing bilateral relations.   A parallel virtual live stream was arranged for Sri Lankan’s living in Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia  and also for Turkish media personnel, bureaucrats etc.