The Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai officially commenced work for the year 2023 on 02 January 2023. Accordingly, the programme commenced at 9.00 am with hoisting of the National Flag by Dr. D. Venkateshwaran, Deputy High Commissioner followed by singing of the National Anthem of Sri Lanka. Two minutes silence was observed to commemorate the war heroes and all others who sacrificed their lives on behalf of our motherland. Thereafter, all staff members jointly recited the ‘Oath/Affirmation of Public Servants’ in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages. The Deputy High Commissioner while addressing the staff of the Mission reiterated the sentiments expressed by H. E. the President on his New Year Message on overcoming present challenges and the contribution of the public servants in achieving objectives. The Deputy High Commissioner also highlighted the importance of government service in nation building and working together as a team to produce better outcomes.