Sri Lanka Army

Defender of the Nation

12th April 2024 16:50:05 Hours

SLAVF Celebrates New Year on Grand Scale

The Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) organized a traditional festival for the forthcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year – 2024 on 08 April 2024 at the Headquarters premises with the participation of serving members and their families.

Major General M.K Jayawardena RSP VSV USP ndu, the Commandant of the SLAVF together with his spouse, Mrs. Shammi Jayawardena graced the occasion as the chief guest and they were received by Major General M.T.K.R Silva KSP, the Deputy Commandant, SLAVF and his spouse, Mrs. Nelum De Silva.

The festival included traditional events of cadjan weaving, pillow fighting, selection of ‘Awurudu Kumara & Kumariya’, eye placing on the elephant, tug of war, fancy dress parade, musical chair and a number of other traditional games.

Towards the end, the Commandant, SLAVF along with the Deputy Commandant, SLAVF gave away gifts to the winners in different competitions conveying best wishes for a happy and prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Simultaneously, in appreciating the service of the civil staff serving the SLAVF, gift parcels were presented by the Commandant, SLAVF during the event.

The selection of ‘Awurudu Kumara & Kumariya’ of the day was concluded under the patronage of Thilu Bridal Home & Beauty Salon.

Senior Officers, Officers, Other Ranks of SLAVF and sponsours participated in the festival