A colourful cultural show with the Naval Band in attendance was held to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Sri Lanka Navy.
The event was held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. The main participants were President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa. The pageant included cultural events of the Sri Lanka Army and the Air Force. Indian, Pakistani, Bangladesh and Iranian Bands also took part in the event.
Naval Commander Vice Admiral Tissara Samarasinghe, Chief of Defence Staff and Air Force Commander Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunatilake, Army Commander Lt. General Jagath Jayasuriya, Naval Chiefs of several other countries and many foreign representatives were present. A notable feature was the opportunity afforded for the school children to view the pageant.