The Torture, Rape survivors and their parents, families of the disappeared and of the Prisoners celebrated the Sinhala / Tamil New Year on the 17th April 2010 at the National Seminary grounds Ampitiya Kandy with more than 250 participating at the celebration along with the staff, lawyers and the members of the support group of the Human Rights office.
The Chief Guests of the day's celebration was Mr & Mrs Leo Kurukulaarchchi.
The Religious invokations were made by the chief incumbent of the Dalukgolla Raja Maha Viharaya Ven Athipola Buddarikkitha thero and Rev Fr Nandana Manatunga, the director of the Human Rights office Kandy.
There were several traditional New Year games and events organized for the adults and children and the climax of the day's celebration was the selection of the New Year Queens. Nine New Year Queens were selected by a panel of judges according to the age groups. The participants enjoyed the lunch and the Sinhala / Tamil New year food brought by the participants.
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