A function was held at the Temple Trees to celebrate Christmas.
The function for the members of the Presidential staff and the members of the Presidential Security Unit and their families was held under the patronage of first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa. A Christmas Carol programme was also held. The Navy band provided music. Presents were distributed amongst children under the patronage of the first lady. Minister Felix Perera, President of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Defence Ministry Ayoma Rajapaksa and Presidents of Seva Vanitha Units of the security forces also participated in the occasion.