On Monday (12 September 2016), the High Commission of Bangladesh in Colombo together with the members of the expatriate Bangladesh community in Sri Lanka celebrated the Holy Eid-ul-Adha with due solemnity and festivity. H.E. the High Commissioner-designate, other officers of the Mission and some expatriates living in Colombo & its outskirts offered Eid prayers at the main Eid congregation on the sea-side ground of Galle Face Green area of the Capital.
H.E. the High Commissioner-designate of Bangladesh M. Riaz Hamidullah hosted an Open House Dinner at Bangladesh House (Residence) in the evening of Eid day. Bangladeshi officials working at different international organizations and business enterprises; Bangladeshi defence officials under training in different institutions of Sri Lanka; Bangladeshi students; officers and staff members of the Mission; and a number of Sri Lankan dignitaries along with their family members attended the event arranged on the lawn of the Bangladesh House. The guests were entertained with traditional Bangladeshi dishes, which they much relished.