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The State Christmas Festival 2018 under the theme ‘Birth of the Lord-Splendor of Christmas’ was held President Maithripala Sirisena participating as the Chief Guest, in Mannar, today (16).

The State Christmas Festival was colourful with various items including Christmas carols and the President also presented awards and certificates to the winners of the competitions held in parallel to the State Christmas Festival 2018.

Apostolic Nuncio in Sri Lanka Archbishop Pierre Nguyên Van Tot, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka Most Rev. Dr. Winston S. Fernando, Bishop of Mannar Most Rev. Dr.Emmanuel Fernando, Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray and Catholic devotees participated on this occasion.

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