Traditional New Year gathering at the Ministry
A traditional 'Aluth
Avurudhu' (New Year) gathering
was held under the patronage of
the Secretary to the Ministry of
Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne
PC at the Ministry premises
today (18th Wednesday, April
Making a brief speech at the event, Secretary Waidyaratne wished all those present a prosperous year ahead.
After lighting the traditional oil lamp, Secretary
Waidyaratne together with MoD staff enjoyed a traditional 'Avurudhu
Breakfast' spread prepared for the occasion.
Ministry officials including Additional Secretaries,
Navy Commander, heads of institutes coming under the purview of
ministry, senior military officers and civil staff members were also
present at the occasion.