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H.E. Mr. Azmi Zainuddin, High Commissioner of Malaysia, in his capacity as the Chair for the resident ASEAN Heads of Mission in Colombo, hosted a Dinner in commemoration of the 45th ASEAN Day on 8 August 2012 at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo.
It marked the first time that ASEAN Day is celebrated concertedly amongst the ASEAN Diplomatic Missions in Sri Lanka. Hon. Prof. G.L., Peiris, Minister of External Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka was the Chief Guest at the Dinner. Amb. Karunathilleke Amunugama, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs, was also in attendance.
The other ASEAN Heads of Mission present at the occasion were H.E. Mr. Ton Sinh Thanh, Ambassador of Vietnam, H.E. Mr. Myo Lwin, Ambassador of the Union of Myanmar, Mr. Albert Abdi, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the Indonesia Embassy and Mr. Narong Yudharajkumthorn, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the Royal Thai Embassy.