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* Sri Lankan President receives traditional list of New Year auspicious times
Fri, Apr 11, 2014, 12:38 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 10, Tangalle: 'Avurudu Nekath 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 Carlton House in Tangalle.

A messenger read the traditional document and the Minister of Culture and the Arts T. B. Ekanayake handed it over to the President at an event organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Arts.

It is an ancient custom from king's era to hand over the document that list the activities connected with Avurudu (New Year) listed out according to the auspicious times to the head of the country.

The astrologer of the village who is known as the 'Nekath Raala' distributes the paper, which indicates the relevant auspicious times and drummers distribute this calendar from house to house.

Minister of Culture and the Arts T. B. Ekanayake, Secretary of the Ministry Wasantha Ekanayake and the officials of the Ministry were present.

(Photos by Chandana Perera)

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