“Erabadu Mal Wasanthaya”, Celebration of Sinhala & Tamil New Year in the Philippines

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The Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila together with Sri Lankan Students Association in Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (VMUF)  celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year on 08th April 2018, at the VMUF in Pangasinan.

Following the customs and rituals  associated  with the Sinhala and Tamil New Year in Sri Lanka, all enjoyed the “Avurudu Kaama Mesaya”  filled with  Kiribath and Kavili, the  Sri Lankan traditional sweets and delicacies  prepared  for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year .

The participants also took part enthusiastically in the traditional new year games and festivities, which included placing the eye on the elephant, lime & spoon race, bun eating, tug o’ war and many more other fun filled activities.

Speaking at the occasion, Ambassador  Ranaraja  wished everyone present a happy and a prosperous New Year and highlighted the significance of the New Year, especially for building friendship, unity and harmony. Ambassador also thanked the  President  and  Management  of the VMUF, students, members of the community and well-wishers for being present throughout the  day  and for their active support and contribution to promote Sri Lanka’s unique traditions and customs  in the Philippines .

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Manila
10th April 2018

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