Written by Tharushan Fernando
09 Apr, 2016 | 10:02 pm
The Dambulu Giri Avurudu Siri New Year Celebrations organised by News1st and the Collective of Volunteer Organisations in Dambulla was held throughout the day in the village of Maha Yaya in Dambulla.
The Dambulu Giri Avurudu Siri new year festival commenced at an auspicious time and was presided over by a group including Group Director of the Maharaja Organisation Chevaan Daniel, executive officers, other invited guests and several others.
M . Jayasinghe won the bicycle race that saw the participation of many national level cyclists who competed in a 100-kilometre cycling event.
The marathon too saw the participation of national level runners where Jaliya Kumara Bandara won the men’s event and the women’s marathon was won by D.B.L Anuradhi.
The Dambulu Giri Avurudu Siri new year celebrations which had a prominent place for traditions and norms had many colourful activities that grasped the attention of those who were present.
The News 1st staff also took part in some of the exciting activities. Events such as climbing the grease pole, pillow fight and many other traditional games and activities caught the attention of the youth in Dambulla who actively participated in the events.
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