Pak­istan High Com­mis­sion hosts If­tar-din­ner

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

OUR CORRESPONDENT COLOMBO—The High Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan in Sri Lanka hosted the grand an­nual If­tar re­cep­tion in Colombo re­cently.

The event was at­tended by the a large num­ber of dig­ni­taries from all seg­ments of so­ci­ety, in­clud­ing Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter, par­lia­men­tar­i­ans, Chief Min­is­ters, Diplo­mats, Busi­ness­men, aca­demi­cians, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of civil so­ci­ety, me­dia, Se­nior Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and Pak­istani com­mu­nity based in Sri Lanka.

The po­lit­i­cal per­son­al­i­ties in­cluded the Min­is­ter for Trans­port, Hon. Nimil Siri­pala De Silva, Min­is­ter for Wa­ter Sup­ply and Drainage Hon. Rauff Ha­keem, Min­is­ter for Ports and Ship­ping, Hon. Ar­juna Ranatunga, Min­is­ter for Pri­mary In­dus­tries, Hon. Daya Ga­m­age, Min­is­ter for In­ter­nal Af­fairs Wayamba De­vel­op­ment and Cul­tural Af­fairs, Hon. S.B. Navinna, Min­is­ter for Com­merce and In­dus­try, Hon. Rishad Bathi­udeen, Min­is­ter for Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment and Pro­vin­cial Coun­cils, Hon. Faizer Mustafa, Min­is­ter for Pub­lic En­ter­prises De­vel­op­ment, Hon. Kabir Hashim, Min­is­ter for Petroleum Re­sources De­vel­op­ment, Hon. Chandima Weer­akkody, Deputy Min­is­ter for Petroleum Re­source De­vel­op­ment, Hon. Anoma Ga­m­age, State Min­is­ter for Na­tional In­te­gra­tion and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, Hon. A.H.M. Fowzie, Op­po­si­tion Leader, Hon. R. Sam­pan­than and Chief Min­is­ter Eastern Province, Hon. Z.A. Nazeer Ahamad.

De­fence Sec­re­tary, Engr. Karunasena Het­tiarachchi, Chief of De­fence Staff Air Chief Mar­shal K.A. Gunatilleke and Naval Com­man­der Vice Ad­mi­ral Ravin­dra C. Wi­je­gu­naratne also at­tended the event.

The High Com­mis­sioner of Pak­istan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Sha­keel Hus­sain along with the of­fi­cers of the High Com­mis­sion warmly wel­comed the guest.

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