Muscat: Celebrating Oman’s 46th National Day, an artist from Sri Lanka has made a digital artwork of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said as a tribute to the leader of his “second home.”
After five weeks of work, Romila Siriwardana uploaded a time-lapse video of his painting on social media. “I would like to dedicate this to His Majesty, on behalf of all the Sri Lankans living in Oman,” the soft spoken Sri Lankan told the Times of Oman.
The artist, who works for an advertisement agency in Muscat, said he wants to present the actual artwork to His Majesty on his birthday.
“We are all very thankful to His Majesty for welcoming us to his beautiful country and giving us the opportunity to experience life in Oman,” he said.
Siriwardana said that he is “very grateful” to the Omani nation for “showering him with its hospitality from day one.”