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Romford pupils celebrate Sri Lanka day

Staff and students from Francis Bardsley academy with the Sri Lankan dancers Staff and students from Francis Bardsley academy with the Sri Lankan dancers

Monday, July 8, 2013
6:45 PM

Students were given a special message from the commonwealth secretary general of Sri Lanka.

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The pupils from Frances Bardsley School in Brentwood Road, Romford held a Sri Lanka day on Wednesday July 3.

His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma wrote: “I offer my warm greetings to the students and staff of Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls, and to those gathered with you to celebrate the richness and diversity of the Commonwealth.

“We welcome the programme of activities you are undertaking to strengthen your ties with youth in other parts of the Commonwealth, and to promote understanding of our shared Commonwealth values: democracy, development, and respect for diversity.”

It was the first ever Sri Lanka day held in a secondary school in Havering.

The students were treated to a performance from Panduka Wickramaratne and his Kandyan dancing troupe Rhythms of Sri Lanka.

The Reverend Hemaratna, head of the Redbridge Buddhist Vihara also gave a talk about Buddhism in Sri Lanka and give an insight into the life of the Buddha.

The event was held to mark the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka later this year.

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