Apr 24, 2018

Sinhala-Muslim Avurudu celebrations in Sungawila (Pics)

Celebrations of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year are still being held throughout the country as well as by Sri Lankan communities globalwide.

Such a celebration was celebrated by Sinhalese and Muslim masses at the Sungawila Muslim Maha Vidyalaya grounds in Polonnaruwa yesterday (23), resonating harmonious notes of reconciliation.

The event, organised by Muslim residents of the Sungawila area in Polonnaruwa, featured a number of traditional New Year games such as Kamba Edeema (tug-of-war) and Kotta pora (Pillow fight).

It was singular that both Sinhala and Muslim masses participated in the games.

Lankapura Divisional Secretary - Indika Karunaratne attended the event as chief guest while prominent figures of the area as well as Muslim religious leaders handed over prizes to the winners.

(Pics : W.A. Piyatillake - Polonnaruwa correspondent)