SLCJ Celebrates Sinhala & Tamil New Year
Sri Lanka College of Journalism celebrated national festival the Sinhala & Tamil New Year following the customs and traditions of Sri Lanka. All the students and faculty & staff members participated in the New Year Festival with the college sparkled with beautiful varieties of colours as the students wore the traditional clothes which emitted the New Year feeling.
As the first ritual, milk was boiled in a new earthen pot and was allowed to boil over, symbolizing prosperity. Following this the other rituals continued which involved lightning of traditional oil lamp and paying respect to strengthening of relationships between teachers and students.
The entertainment part was yet to come and amidst the sound of music the hint of it was given so the students and staff of SLPI & SLCJ gathered around the pavilion to watch the stunning performances of students which pleased everyone.
The competitions were started with the playing of Rabana and so on the games continued consisting; kana mutti bindima, banis kama (eating buns), the spoon race and Aliyata aha thabeema which arose the feeling of competition between both students, teachers and staff members.