The exconal bondepti that humans share with their environment has long been proven to be a strong and sensitive one, and with the dawn of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, the celestial bodies have shifted once again and nature has begun yet another lapse of an year, celebrating with the stunning bloom of a myriad of variety of flowers amidst the welcoming calling of the cuckoo. As a tradition, alongside all these exquisite events, Sri Lankans choose to synchronize with nature and hold New Year festivals around the country and come close to their family than and other time in the year. The Civil Engineering family, too, were part of the thrilling festivities on the 21st of April at the Civil Engineering Deparment.The Civil Engineering students of the 13 batch gave their best to make this event colourful and one of the most successful events in the university. Amongst the many decorations The Tamil brothers and sisters beautified this event further with their traditional “kolan chithra”.With the arrival of the Vice Chancellor of our university, Prof Ananda Jayawardane, the festival kicked off adhering to our traditional customs.
The boiling of a pot of milk was done by
the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering,
Prof Nanayakkara, with the participation of the
staff members of the Civil Engineering Department.
With the arrival of the Vice Chancellor of our university, Prof Ananda Jayawardane, the festival kicked off adhering to our traditional customs. The boiling of a pot of milk was done by the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, Prof Nanayakkara, with the participation of the staff members of the Civil Engineering Department.
The traditional food table was declared open and the lighting of the oil lamp was done by the Vice Chancellor of our university, Prof Ananda Jayawardane prof nanayakkara together with alla the staff members of the civil engineering department.
Thereafter. After all the guest invitees present had nourished themselves well, the table was opened to all those gracing the occasion and soon the aurudu games started, starting with the marathon and so on and so forth.
It was clear that the participants as well as the spectators were truly enjoying traditional playing of drums.
The “kana mutti” event was paid special attention by the guest invitees and a fabulous dance session was performed by a talented team from the 13 batch as a sequel.
With one of the more vibrant attractions being the swing, it attracted children present in addition to the guest present at this festival.Sports events were organized with open invitation to all members of other departments. The “pani bambara” which could be classified as a major highlight of the festival caused many outbreaks of hysterical laughter of the spectators.
Although rain caused a bit of a dilemma, the organizing committee brilliantly managed to overcome any obstacles posed to ensure the smooth flow of the event. Hence some of the originally planned outdoor events were shifted to the lobby of the Civil Engineering main building. A “balloon dance” was held and as usual the winners were awarded with valuable prizes by the three of the 13 batch representatives and two members of CES.
A “padura” was conducted with innumerable crowd on this day, which could only be described as memorable. This was proudly the first event organized by the CES and 13 batch and it was done and dusted in a remarkable manner. Organizing this event made the 13 batch shine their talent for any such future outstanding events and this is only the beginning of many more to come.