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* Traditional 'Awurudu Seettuwa' handed over to the President
Sat, Apr 3, 2010, 10:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 03, Colombo: 'Avurudu Seettuwa', the traditional document that lists the 'nekath' (auspicious times) for the customs to be followed during the upcoming Sinhala and Hindu New Year was handed over to the country's leader, President Mahinda Rajapaksa today at the Temple Trees.

Student Ravisha Kavishan Perera at Kaduwela Cultural Center handed over the traditional document to the President at an event organized by the Ministry of Cultural affairs and National Integration.

It is an ancient custom from kings era to hand over the document that list the activities connected with Avurudu are listed out according to the auspicious times to the head of the country.

Cultural affairs and National Integration Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and the officials of the Ministry were present.

(Picture by Sudath Silva)

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