Traditional handing over of ‘Avurudu Neketh Seettuwa’ to President


Avurudu Neketh Seettuwa was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena on April 11. at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo.

It is a document containing the time of the dawn of the New Yera, non-auspicious period prior to the dawn of New Year and the auspicious time for cooking meals, exchanging money and to partake first meal of the New Year, anointing oil and leaving for work etc.

Traditionally it is handed over to the President by the Minister of Internal Affairs Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs, S. B. Nawinna and the Secretary to the Ministry D. Swarnapala.

General Secretary of the SLFP Minister Duminda Dissanayake and the Chief Minister of Western Province Isura Dewapriya were also present at this occasion.






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