morning (17/8), ?Indonesian
expatriates in Sri Lanka and
Sri Lankan friends of Indonesia
gathered in the Indonesian Embassy - Colombo to commemorate the 68th Anniversary
of Indonesian Independence Day. The commemoration event is focused on the Flag
Hoisting Ceremony, a tradition observed by Indonesians all over the world. The
ceremony is led by Indonesian Ambassador H.E. Harimawan Suyitno.
his remarks, Ambassador Suyitno calls upon Indonesian to uphold understanding
and tolerance in implementing the democracy because Indonesia is blessed with
social-cultural pluralism. The same attitude should apply in supporting the
success of the upcoming 2014 Election. Ambassador Suyitno also emphasizes the
importance of political stability in maintaining the economy and all related
achievements. Active roles in regional and international for a are assumed as
realization to Indonesia’s
commitment to its constitution in which the country is tasked to offer active
contribution for the world peace. The ceremony closes with pray dedicated to
the independence heroes as well as the prevailing peace and welfare of Indonesia.
ceremony is followed by a fellowship gathering. Nasi tumpeng, a traditional
Indonesian rice feast, takes up the attention of Indonesian expatriates who
long for the traditional dish from home. The feast is trying to win the heart
and palate of other invitees.
Saturday, 17 August 2013