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Traditional New Year gathering at the Ministry

Traditional New Year gathering at the Ministry

[April 19 2017]

A brief traditional 'Aluth Avurudhu' (New Year) gathering was held under the patronage of the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi at the Ministry premises today (19th Wednesday, April 2017).

Making a brief speech at the event Secretary Hettiarachchi wished all those present a prosperous year ahead. Expressing grief over the unfortunate incident at Meetotamulla Secretary Hettiarachchi also stressed the need for unity among people in the coming year.

After lighting the traditional oil lamp, Secretary Hettiarachchi together with MoD staff enjoyed a traditional 'Avurudhu Breakfast' spread prepared for the occasion.

Ministry officials including Additional Secretaries, Chief of Defence Staff, Navy Commander, heads of institutes coming under the purview of ministry, senior military officers and civil staff members were also present at the occasion.

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