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POSTED AT 01:47 PM 11-04-2017

Avurudu Nakath Settuwa handed over to President Sirisena

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President Sirisena received the Avurudu Nakath Settuwa today (11th April) morning at his  Official Residence in Colombo. As per tradition, it was handed over by S. B. Nawinna, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs, and D. Swarnapala, the Secretary to the Ministry.

The Avurudu Nakath Settuwa is a document containing all the auspicious times for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year activities and rites.

The time of the dawn of the New Year, non-auspicious period prior to the dawn of New Year and the auspicious time for cooking meals, exchanging money and to partake in the first meal of the New Year, anointing oil and leaving for work are stated in the Avurudu Nakath Settuwa

Minister Duminda Dissanayake, the General Secretary of the SLFP, and Isura Dewapriya, the Chief Minister of Western Province, also attended the ceremony.