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
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.