His Excellency Khalaf Bu Dhhair The Ambassador hosted Kuwait the National Day Reception on 21/2/2019 at Cinammon Grand Hotel Colombo on the occasion of the 58th Independence of the State of Kuwait , 28th Anniversary of the Liberate of Kuwait from Sadam’s Invasion Participated in this occasion on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka Hon. Gayantha Karunathilaka,(Chief Guest) Minister of Land and Parliament Reforms . The Ambassador delivered welcome speech, which reviewed the remarkable development of bilateral relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. He said it is based on strong friendship, mutual cooperation and mutual interests between the two countries’ leadership. The Sri Lankan Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka in his speech recalled the historic relations between Kuwait and the Republic of Sri Lanka and the assistance extended by the Kuwait Fund for Economic Development through financing development projects in his country. Other dignitaries that participated in this ceremony were Hon. Speaker of Sri Lanka Parliament Mr. Karu Jayasuriya .Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa Hon. Minister of Energy Mr, Ravi Karunanayaka Hon. Minister of Islamic Affairs and Post Mr. Abdul Haleem , Deputy Minister of Health Mr. Faizer Cassim and Governor of Western Provinve Mr. Azad Salih and Members of Parliament representing several Political Parties In addition to that foreign Diplomats in Sri Lanka ,The Business Community , Media Personnel and several other high ranking officers representing Political, Economic and Religious Organisations,including the Chief of Protocol Minister of Foreign Affairs.