IESL Members and staff along with their families participated in traditional festivities of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year at the New Year Get-together organized by the IESL at the Women’s International Club, Colombo 7 on Saturday, 23rd April, 2016.
The event opened with the lighting of the traditional Oil Lamp, followed by the national anthem and welcome speech by IESL President, Eng. Wimalasena Gamage. From then on it was a day filled with fun and games with all the traditional games lined up for children and adults alike. Breaking pots blindfolded, Bun eating with hands tied back, Racing with lime fruit balanced on a spoon held in the mouth, Musical Chairs, Gunny bag racing, Couples feeding yoghurt blindfolded, Hula Hoop, Tug of War, Fancy Dress competition, Avurudu Kamari / Kumararaya selection were all part of the event.
The event was organized by the Civil Engineering Sectional Committee and enjoyments kept going with lunch and refreshments and prizes to winners of various games and events.