Sri Lanka High Commissioner in Australia Somasundram Skandakumar (centre) with Dr Quitus de Zylva, chairman of the Sri Lanka Cricket Foundation in Victoria and Ranjini, one of the organizers of the reception held in honour of Skandakumar in Melbourne.

by Quintus de Zylva

Somasundram Skandakumar, Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Canberra was the chief guest at a reception in his honour in Melbourne at The Grand on Sunday October 18.

The hall was packed to capacity and Skanda spent time mingling with the diaspora who had come from wide and far including New Zealand.

Skanda was introduced by Dr. Quintus de Zylva, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Cricket Foundation of Victoria. His response covered a wide selection of topics including the need for dialogue and reconciliation.

The Deputy High Commissioner Hemali and the Consul Prasanna Gamage were also present. The Vote of Thanks was proposed Prasanna.