Ms VAGHELA: On 4 February 2019 I was pleased to attend the 71st Independence Day of Sri Lanka celebration event. This was organised by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka and supported by the Victorian Multicultural Commission. This historic occasion was a wonderful evening spent celebrating 71 years of Sri Lankan independence and experiencing its beautiful and enriching culture along with other MPs who also attended this event. The event also acknowledged the 2018 VCE high achievers of Sri Lankan background for their extraordinary VCE results. I wish to congratulate them and wish them all the best for their future studies. I take this opportunity to thank the Sri Lankan community for their hospitality and the great contributions they make in Victoria. I look forward to attending many future events with them to celebrate our diversity.