Government Policy

Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo observes historic 7th March

Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo commemorated the historic 7th March speech of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a befitting manner.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Mr. Tareq Md Ariful Islam inaugurated the observance by hoisting the National Flag of Bangladesh at the High Commission premises.

Subsequently, a floral wreath was placed at the portrait of the Father of the Nation and 1-minute silence was observed. A special prayer for the Father of the Nation and for the continued peace, harmony and prosperity of Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was conducted.

All officials of the High Commission attended the event.

As part of the commemoration of the day, the Mission hosted a Webinar presided over by the High Commissioner.

It started with the reading out of messages on the occasion given by the President and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. A documentary on the historic 7th March Speech was also screened.

Eminent Sri Lankan scholar and Professor Emeritus of Colombo University Jaya Deva Uyangoda delivered the key note speech.

Among others, a young representative from Sri Lanka . Sayuri Jayawardena and expatriate Bangladeshi Farzana Hoq spoke at the discussion segment. Renowned Sri Lankan journalist Rasooldeen also joined the Webinar.

The speakers shared their perspectives on the historic 7th March speech and recognized it as the key to Bangladesh’s independence. They recommended including the speech in international curriculum for study and research purposes. The speakers also dwelled on the work and political life of Bangabandhu and recalled his singular contribution to the nation-hood of Bangladesh.

In his closing remarks, High Commissioner Tareq Islam emphasized on realizing Sonar Bangla as dreamt of by the Father of the Nation and contributing to prosperous Bangladesh. He also analyzed some important aspects of the historic 7th March speech.

A good number of Sri Lankan dignitaries and expatriate Bangladeshi nationals joined the Webinar. The Webinar was live-streamed on the High Commission’s Facebook page which was watched by a significant number of people in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Source: United News of Bangladesh