Local News Update: The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Milan, Italy together with “Milan Kithunu Sangha”, celebrated Christmas on 15 December 2019 at Centro Asteria theatre Hall in Milan.
The colourful and spiritual event which filled the decorated venue with a large crowd was participated by Ven. Maha Sangha and a cross section of Sri Lankan expatriate community in Milan, in addition to Rev. Fathers and Sisters.
The occasion was chaired by Rev. Father Don Alberto Vitali, who oversees the Christian expatriate communities in Milan. At the onset of the event, Rev. Father Deshan Perera, Chaplain of Milan, invoked blessings upon participants and Sri Lankans.
The Consul General, Denzil Fonseka and Rev. Father Prinky Roshan, too, addressed the occasion. The performances by “Kithunu Sangha” troupes of different age groups, including Christmas carols, dancing, Music and drama, attracted charm, fascination and colour to the spiritual event. Santa Clause distributed gifts among children who performed and participated in the event.
The “Milan Kithunu Sangha”, under the guidance of Rev. Fathers from Italy and those who are coming from Sri Lanka, provides an immense service to the migrant Sri Lankan community in Millan in many aspects, in addition to the valuable spiritual and educational services and guidance provide to the community.
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Milan celebrates Christmas annually, bound to the concept of reaching out to the Sri Lankan migrant community in Milan and in Italy and of celebrating main Sri Lankan cultural and religious events with their participation.