Thursday, January 26, 2017 – 01:00
President Maithripala Sirisena graced the Australia Day celebrations at Australia House, Colombo yesterday. Minister Susil Premajayantha was the Chief Guest on the occasion which also marked the 70th anniversary of Australia-Sri Lanka bilateral relations. Australia Day falls on January 26th which commomorates the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales,Australia in 1788. Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson, Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva and Faiszer Mustafa also attended.