Security Force Headquarters

10th April 2019 14:12:29 Hours


Troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi organized a Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival on 09 April 2019 at the ground of Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi under the guidance of Major General Vijitha Ravipriya, Commander, Security Forces - Kilinochchi with a view to promoting cultural bonds of both Tamils and Sinhalese.

Commander, Security Forces - Kilinochchi, graced the event as the Chief Guest, together with General Officer Commanding, 65 Division, Major General Wasantha Kumarapperuma, Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers, Senior Officers and Officers. More than 2000 military and civil personnel participated in the event.

Many traditional games included in the festival like marathon, gunny bag races, eye-placing on the elephant, grease-pole climbing, pot cracking, bun-eating, pillow fighting, tracing of hidden guest, tug-of-war, musical chairs, fancy dresses, selection of the ‘Avurudu Kumari’ (new year princess) and the ‘Avurudu Kumaraya’ (new year prince) and several other games have organized in the entire event.

Commander, Security Forces - Kilinochchi and several Senior Officers during the festival spent a few minutes in typical model houses of North West province, North Central province, Northern Province, Central province and Southern province. He also took time off to go round the ground and speak to all Army personnel participating in various contests.

The typical model house belonging to Central province constructed by 4 Military Intelligence Corps was awarded a special gift by the Chief Guest citing it as the most attractive and traditional house.

At the end of the New Year festival, Commander Security Forces - Kilinochchi and several senior officers gave away gifts to the winners in different events and competitions.

At the end of the ceremony, all civil participants appreciated and gave their humble gratitude towards the Military personals of Security Forces - Kilinochchi for organizing such mega event for the Sinhala and Hindu New Year.