Evening Gala of “Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, Welcome the National Day” Held by the Confucius Institute at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

[Source]    Xinhua News Agency [Time]    2013-09-25 10:42:35 
 

COLOMBO, Sept. 18 2013 (Xinhua News Agency, Xinhuanet) (Reporter Huang Haimin) -- The evening gala of “Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, Welcome the National Day” was held by the Confucius Institute at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in the Chinese-funded Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall located in Colombo.

Wu Jianghao, Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, attended and addressed the evening gala. He spoke highly of the new progress made in the relations between China and Sri Lanka during the past year, and encouraged the Confucius Institute at the University of Kelaniya to promote the cooperation and exchanges between China and Sri Lanka and to play a positive role in the development of the relations between the two countries.


At the evening gala, Wu Jianghao (right), Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, lights the oil lamp signifying auspiciousness

At the evening gala, the students of the Confucius Institute performed a variety of shows such as Wushu, dancing and Chinese songs, winning themselves a round of warm applause.


Students of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka perform Wushu

More than 200 people attended the evening gala, including the officials of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, the representatives of Chinese-funded organizations in Sri Lanka, the officials of the educational sectors of the Sri Lanka government as well as the representatives from all walks of life in Sri Lanka, and the students of the Confucius Institute.