Published: 26 May 2013
2013 Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebration was held by Buddhist Cultural Center Letchworth (BCCL) on 27th April 2013 at The Free Church Hall, Norton Way, Letchworth. The distinguish guest was Mr. H.M.K. Herath The First Secretary, Sri Lankan High Commission.
The resident Rev. Monk Mathugama Palitha Thero commenced the celebration by observing the five precepts and a short sermon highlighting the importance of celebrating the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, followed by a speech from Mr. H.M.K. Herath.
Highlights of the event comprised with traditional Sri Lankan outdoor sports followed by Sri Lankan classical music and dancing performed by children and young adults of the Dhamma class, under the guidance of popular musician Mr. Roshan Jayakody. The Venerable monks blessed the guests by anointing of herbal oil.
The event was well attended by Sri Lankans living in The UK and local residence. BCCL management committee members and the organizers wish to extend their appreciation for all those who attended the event and extending their support for making this event a great success and look forward for their continued support in the future.