H. E The High Commissioner of Singapore, also accredited to Brunei Ms. Ferial Ismail Ashraff visited Bandar Seri Begawan on the 10th of March 2013 to attend the 65th Independence Day celebrations of Sri Lanka organized by the Sri Lankan Association in Brunei Darussalam.
The ceremony brought together members of the Sri Lankan community in Brunei. The event commenced with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp, followed by the hoisting of the National flag and singing of the National anthem. The guests were welcomed by Dr. Ahamed Mackie , the president of the Sri Lankan Association in Brunei .
The High Commissioner Mrs Ferial Ashraff read out the National day message of His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa which spoke of harmony between the communities.
The event was conducted by Prof. Arosha Senanayake . The event also included a Musical performance by artists specially flown in from Sri Lanka Mr Ishaq Mohideen Beg and Ms. Ranjani Perera, followed by dinner.