Civilians & Soldiers Celebrate Sinhala & Hindu New Year
:: 2010-04-17 18:05:50 Hours]
Different military formations established under the Security Forces
Headquarters-Jaffna organized a series of New Year festivals for
Jaffna civilians and soldiers who stayed away from their homes during
the festival season.
New Year festivals organized by the 55 Division at Vetthalaikerni
on 11th April and the 51 Division at Chunnakam on 17th drew large
crowds of civilians living in surrounding areas.
Meanwhile, SF-J Headquarters organized a grand festival to celebrate
the Sinhala and Hindu New Year at the SF-J playground for soldiers.
The ceremony comprised of a range of traditional sports and games
such as climbing greasy pole, weaving cadjans, passing eggs, eyeing
the elephant, musical chair competition, eating buns, marathon and
crowning the New Year Princess.
In the evening, western group of the Sri Lanka Army conducted a
colourful musical show that thrilled the audience of officers and
Winners were awarded by SF-J Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe
and senior officers at the end.