Embassy in Japan promotes Sri Lanka among Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society members
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan organized a Dinner and Cultural Reception for the members of the Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society [ALFS] at the Residency of the Ambassador Admiral WasanthaKarannagoda. The members of the ALFS were enthralled by the dance performance of “Channa-Upuli Troupe”.The “Channa-Upuli Troupe” performed several unique and distinctive dance themes such as “Pooja”, “Peacock” and “Fragrance of the village”, to name a few.
The current President of the ALFS is Mme.Haruko Komura, the spouse of the Vice President of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, President of Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League and the former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Masahiko Komura. The diverse members of ALFS, who were present at the Residency of the Ambassador for the Dinner Reception, were the spouses of Japan based Ambassadors and dignitaries from the region of Asia-Pacific. The Dinner Reception hosted by the spouse of Ambassador, Mme.AshokaKarannagoda, entertained the members of ALFS with authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, Ceylon Tea and traditional Sri Lankan Sweets. The members of ALFS also focused their attention on touristic attractions and UNESCO sites of Sri Lanka, with particular interest on the iconic “Sigiriya Rock”.
Less than three months ago, a Parliamentary Delegation led by the President of Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League, Masahiko Komura, including that of the President of ALFS, Mme Haruko Komura, visited Sri Lanka and witnessed the “Kandy Perahera” and other places of touristic attraction.
The ALFS, a charitable organization founded in 1968 by Madam MutsukoMiki spouse of former Prime Minister Takeo Miki, encompasses 26 countries from Asia-Pacific region. The key objectives of the ALFS are to strengthen mutual understanding and deepen the friendship among women of Asia-Pacific region as well as to conduct charitable and philanthropic functionaries and donate those funds to the member countries of ALFS. In the past, the ALFS has gifted medical equipment to Cancer Hospital in Maharagama and to Lady Ridgeway Hospital in Colombo.