President Rajapaksa and his family celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year at Carlton House
Posted on April 14th, 2010

By Janaka Alahapperuma

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New year rituals at Carlton Residence in Tangalle, Hambantota. First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa conducted all rituals at the auspicious time with the President Rajapaksa. President Rajapaksa’s elder son Namal Rajapaksa, newly elected MP for Hambantota district and the Defence secretary and his brother Mr.Gotabaya Rajapaksa also participated the celebrations. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ They all are seen here in the pictures with locals and PresidentƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s close supporters enjoying Sinhala Avurudu traditional foods at Carlton House.

Meanwhile in his message for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year issued by the President Media Unit, President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-It is my belief that these New Year festivities should seek to further unite our people in heart and mindƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚. He further said ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-The New Year celebrations by Sinhalese and Tamils alike are most appropriate in recognizing the kinship among us. This is the continuance of strong cultural traditions that strengthen the bonds among the people of our land. I trust that this Sinhala and Tamil New Year which reflects the unity and pride of our nation will be celebrated by all in the spirit of joy, peace, sharing and contentment which will lead us to a future of prosperity, the President emphasized.

4 Responses to “President Rajapaksa and his family celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year at Carlton House”

  1. gamewin9 Says:

    This is true srilankan identity. We have never seen a head of state fallows srilankan traditions like this. We are proud of you sir. If you reduce the cabinet to 35,cut down all unnecessary expenditure and eliminate corruptions we will be more proud of you sir.

  2. Sita Perera Says:

    Chandrika never did these. She destroyed our culture and Sri Lanka

  3. Sita Perera Says:

    Shiranthi is a gem

  4. M.S.MUdali Says:

    What is the religion of Shiranthi? Many say she is a Catholic. If that is true, she is a lier. She told that she is a Buddhist to get admission in a Hindu Temple in Kerala where the people of Indian religions are allowed.

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