Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival in Chengdu

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The Consulate of Sri Lanka in Chengdu organised Sinhala & Tamil New Year celebrations on 14 April with the active participation of the Sri Lankan community in Sichuan Province composed of members of the business expatriate community, as well as students from Huaxi Medical College at Huaxi sports field. The grand celebrations community of Sri Lankan traditions including some typical ‘Avurudhu Kreeda’ (New Year games) and other activities was well attended by the entire community wearing their respective national dress. The Head of the mission, Consul Kaandeepan Bala in the opening remarks briefed the community members on the current developments in Sri Lanka and stressed the importance of upholding Sri Lankan traditions wherever the community was and urged the participants to preserve the unique and secular identity of Sri Lanka. He also assured of the fullest cooperation of the Consulate in their endeavours towards promoting trade and tourism from Chengdu. A fusion dance performance by the university students and a musical performance provided an authentic Sri Lankan flavour to the evening events that ended with a sumptuous Lankan cuisine served at the Hotel Huaxi. Sri Lankan Airlines and the Consulate co-hosted the celebrations.