The government has decided to celebrate the 75th National Independence Day with pride together with the new reformist programme for the next 25 years.
During this celebration held with pride under the theme “Namo Namo Matha – A Step towards a Century”the government will announce its new reformist course for the next 25 years for the implementation of a stable government policy right until the 100th Independence Day celebrations in 2048.
The main ceremony of the National Independence Day Celebrations will be held on February 4 at 8.30 am at Galle Face Green under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.Many cultural and religious programmes have been organized throughout the country in conjunction with the 75th National Independence Festival. A Sri Dalada exhibition is to be held at the historic Temple of the Tooth Relic premises in March, exhibition of Kapila Vastu Buddhist Relics to be held in Colombo in May, the sacred Buddhist relics from China exposition and exhibition to be held in Anuradhapura in June, exhibition of the sacred Buddhist relics from Pakistan is scheduled to be held in the Southern Province in July.
In addition, the special cultural arts festival “LankaraLanka” organized in conjunction with the 75th Independence Day will be held on February 3 at 7.30 pm at Independence Square in Colombo with the participation of 750 artistes from the public and private sectors.
The Jaffna Cultural Centre will be opened on February 11th morning under the patronage of the President, and the cultural procession will commence opposite the Jaffna Cultural Centre and will travel through the streets of Jaffna culminating near the Jaffna Fort (the old bus station site). A cultural concert will also be held there and a special music concert is also planned to be held at the same venue that night.