15 November 2013
Banner across the CHOGM 2013 speaker's podium exemplifies what Sri Lanka means by 'reconciliation' and its famous 'tri-lingual policy'.
ආයුඛෝවන් - ("ayubowan" - Sinhala for 'welcome')
ஆயுபோவன் - ("ayubowan" - Sinhala for 'welcome' written in Tamil)
Ayubowan - ("ayubowan" - Sinhala for 'welcome' written in English)
The Tamil word for 'welcome' is "வணக்கம்" or "vanakkam"
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