The High Commission of Malaysia together with Buddhist Maha Vihara Brickfields, Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple Sentul, celebrated the Sinhala-Tamil New Year at Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields on Sunday, 7th April 2019.
Most Venerable Datuk Dr.Kirinde Sri Dhammaratana NayakaThero, The Chief High Priest of Buddhist MahaVihara, Brickfields and Religious dignitaries representing Hindu, Islamic and Christian faiths graced the occasion. Dato’ S. Kulasegaran, President of FOMSO, also attended the event. The guests were welcome by the traditional Sri Lankan Dance Troup.
The Celebrations began with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp by Religious Dignitaries, Acting High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, and representative of the Sri Lankan Associations in Malaysia.
Well over 500 Sri Lankan workers participated at the event fostering friendship among the members of the community. Traditional games and Sinhala and Tamil Dancing performances added colour to the Celebrations. A live Sri Lankan band performed throughout the event to entertain the participants giving a truly Sri Lankan ambience. Traditional Sri Lankan Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments too were provided free of charge for all the participants.