President Maithripala Sirisena said in his New Year message that the evolution of human civilization has taken place from era to era enriching the people as cultured entities and 'Aluth Avurudda' is indeed an introduction of a new human with a new vision and a new attitude to the society.
The unique cultural events celebrated by various people around the world indicate the affinity and utmost dedication towards their traditional heritages.
The Sinhala and Tamil New Year showcases the traditional riches of the Eastern people.
“'Aluth Avurudda' is indeed an introduction of a new human with a new vision and a new attitude to the society. By conforming a study of oneself during the transitional time of the inauspicious period, this advanced person performs New Year rituals, enters the society as a close relative carrying the message of peaceful co-existence and social reconciliation,” he said in his message.
It said that the New Year binds with the traditional customs which blooms inter relations and family relationships and showers the human thoughts with refreshing fragrance which flows to the future with our deep understanding and respect we have for the traditions of the New Year.
“By deeply studying this glorious cultural event, which harvests progressive values and ethics to the whole society and celebrating it, we can surely collect a bountiful harvest of peace and prosperity.
Another invaluable aspect of New Year celebrations is that they depict the lively bond which the humans share historically with the nature and how this occasion is utilized to express gratitude to the nature, thus exhibiting the great virtues of our ancestors that carried forth for generations,” he added.
The President said sharing such great values with everybody, I wish all the Sri Lankans who are living in the country and outside a Sinhala and Tamil New Year filled with peace and prosperity.
ANTON Saturday, 14 April 2018 08:02 AM
YES SIR......... VERY SPECIALLY ,VISION , ATTITUDES AND COMMON SENSE OF ALL THE POLITICIANS INCLUDING YOU AND YOUR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATE.
Rohan Saturday, 14 April 2018 08:11 AM
We had enough of your "Wadi bana"Stop the talk. Prove yourself.Good luck!
rajitha7 Saturday, 14 April 2018 08:34 AM
සුබ අලුත් අවුදුද්දක් වේවා සැමටම!
Silba Saturday, 14 April 2018 08:40 AM
You talk Baila. Let UNP do something good now for us
Krishnan Saturday, 14 April 2018 08:41 AM
Hardly any Tamil in India celebrates this festival.
Jaffna Tamil Saturday, 14 April 2018 11:02 AM
So,what ? This is Sri Lankan Tamil Sinhalese celebration.You got it.
Warren Raed Saturday, 14 April 2018 08:55 AM
Look at who is talking abut a new VISION and a new ATTITUDE!!!!! LoL!!! Sir. please do what you promised in your new VISION and new ATTITUDE on the 1th of January 2015.
Logan Saturday, 14 April 2018 09:10 AM
This is the only celebration shared by the Sinhalese and the Tamils in Sri Lanka. However the Christians and the Catholics of Sri Lanka completely cut themselves off fromthis celebration.So what does this boycott make them as Sri Lankan citizens?
Ranjan Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:36 AM
Their loyalty is not to Sri Lanka but to their white masters.
Unchikun Saturday, 14 April 2018 09:22 AM
Thank you sir and wish you and your government a Happy New Year. On a different note, my neighbor was lighting fire crackers in from of my house. Can a people friendly help me?
ANTON Saturday, 14 April 2018 09:43 AM
TELL THEM THAT EVERYTHING CAN HAVE AUSPICIOUS TIMES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BIRTH, DEATH AND MOTHER'S BREAST FEEDING.TO ME , ANY AND EVERY SECOND IS A VALUABLE TIME.
polonnaruwa Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:07 AM
every man is an actor in this world.
Dudley Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:21 AM
Mr President go Wish for yourself. That might help us.
Jude Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:29 AM
Huh!!! It's NOT going to Happen in SL !?? "New human, new vision and attitude"!!! Whoa, whoa,whoa!!! Is MS going out of his mind!!?? Majority of lankans, you can't change their attitudes and mindset!! Period!!
Francis Saturday, 14 April 2018 11:14 AM
He knows only to talk but he does not know what he is talking about. We have had enough of your wishes but you set the standards and create conditions for people to live in harmony and peace not to mention the need to improve their economic well being. You are talking as if there is somebody else is responsibleEnoghoc hearing you preaching
Sincere Saturday, 14 April 2018 11:15 AM
We have now got fed up of these wishes of politicians during festivals. They say it but they dont mean it?
GH Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:55 PM
All bad guys created once again LTTE culture in Sri Lanka from 2015.So, you have no right to talk about PEACE.
Sangaralingham Monday, 16 April 2018 08:51 AM
Wishes from politicians are only token gestures mostly they have no value. Citizens must be helpful kind respectful and trustworthy to each other irrespective who you are . This token earned beginnings only to balance your books organised your life set guidelines to your life
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