Officials at the U.S. State Department Witnesses a Scintillating Traditional Kandyan Drums Performance by the Sri Lankan Descent American Youth

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A group of Sri Lankan descent American youth performed a traditional Kandyan Drums Orchestra at the 10th Annual Cultural Celebration organized by the South Asian American Employee Association of the U.S. Department of State on 01st of August 2019.

Performances by youth from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan also added glimmer to this annual South Asian cultural celebrations.

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the U.S. Rodney Perera and Embassy officials participated at this event, while Ambassador Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs and Ambassador Atul Keshap, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs were also present.

The youth Kandyan drummers were trained by Mr. Indika Aththanayake, founder of “Sri Lanka Bera” in Maryland, U.S.

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