Forces – Jaffna (SF-J) this year too organized New Year festivals
for civilians at Division and Brigade level on directives of the
Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurudinghe. According
to this programme, the 513 Brigade at Uduvil organized a New Year
festival at Sittankerny Vaddu Hindu College on 21st April from
8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Bicycle race and crowning of the New Year Princess were the most
attractive events of the day. Out of 40 cyclists, N. Thinestan
won the first prize of the cycle race and A. Anushiya was crowned
the New Year Princess.
A large number
of villagers took part in all traditional Sinhala and Hindu New
Year sports during the day. The 513 organized this festival for
the third consecutive time.
sponsored the Sittankerny New Year festival. Rev. Prashanthan
kurukkal, Rev. Fr. S.C. Arnold, Commander 513 Brigade Brigadier
Priyantha Perera, Divisional Secretaries, officials of the Nestle
Company and the Bank of Ceylon were present to witness the event.