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Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations organised by East London Buddhist Cultural Centre (Lumbini Vihara)
Press Release
 

2016 Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations organised by East London Buddhist Cultural Centre (Lumbini Vihara) was held successfully on 17th April 2016 at the New Ham town hall. Acting high commissioner for Sri Lanka his Excellency Mr Sugeeshwara Gunaratna graced this occasion as the chief guest along with Mr Manoj Warnapala, the counsellor cultural and education. Local councillors Lakmini Shah and Quintin Peppiatt also attended this event as honourable guests.

The cultural event commenced by lighting the traditional oil lamp and observing the five precepts and a welcome speech which highlighted the importance of the New Year by head of Vihara Ven. Makure Mangala Thero, followed by address by chief guest and Councillor Quintin Peppiatt.

The event comprised with New Year games where both children and adults took part in as this brought a more homely feeling. During the cultural show traditional New Year rituals such as offering betel to parents and anointing oil were performed. Children from Dhamma School took part in different cultural performances including Jane Gee, Pooja Dance, New Year drama and Awurudu kumari. Adults also took part in this exuberant afternoon by performing a comical drama and taking part in dance performances.  

Sri Lankans all across the London attended this joyous cultural event. Head of Vihara Ven. Makure Mangala Thero along with other resident monks and the members of the Lumbini Vihara extend their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended this event and to everyone who helped to successfully organise this event 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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