Clear blue skies and a light breeze gave hundreds of young and old Sri Lankans an opportunity to enjoy the Sri Lankan Multicultural Sports Day on 7 June 2015. It was organized by Serenity to celebrate the diverse cultures of Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian communities living in the UK. Athula Dassana Multicultural Buddhist Community Centre, V4U (UK) with support from Britannia Hindu Temple Trust, Sri Lanka Islamic (UK) Association and Sri Lanka Christian Association, all UK based charities partnered together to hold this event.
His Worshipful George Cooper, the Mayor of Hillingdon Borough Council, and His Worshipful Krishna Suresh, the Mayor of Harrow Borough Council, were chief guests. The Festival kicked off at 9.45 am with the commencement of a 7-a-side Football tournament. Elle and Netball tournaments too started off soon after. It was inspiring to see people from different communities, and of different ages, enjoying themselves as well as establishing connectivity between families.
A committee member said that Serenity will endeavor to help the different communities to work together for “A Sri Lanka”. She further said that its stated Vision and Mission hold a lot of promise for a much better future for all Sri Lankans living here in the UK and their brothers and sisters living in Sri Lanka.