Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California celebrated Sinhala and Tamil New Year at Woodley Park on April 23rd, 2022.
The festival started with electing officers for the 49-year-old association. A tray with kiribath, banana, betel leaves and other sweets were served after the lighting of the oil lamp. The tents offered many traditional sweet and food items. Among the games ‘pillow fight’ attracted many different age groups while coconut scraping game aroused more enthusiasm. The event had subdued music due to the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka. The following were unanimously elected to serve the year 2022.
Michael Samantha Kurera was elected to serve as the President for the second term due to his dedication and commitment to the Sri Lankan community in Southern California.
The following Office Bearers were unanimously elected to serve the year 2022.
Vice President: Trevine Berty Fernando
Secretary: Ishan Hettiarchchi
Asst Secretary: Vidushi Madawala
Treasure: Lorna Goonetilleke
Syilvia De Silva,