Published on: April 28, 2024

President Attends Prize Giving Ceremony at ‘Kithsiri Mela’ New Year Festival

The annual “Kithsiri Mela” New Year festival was held at the Deans Road junction yesterday (27). This festival was organized for the 28th time by United National Party (UNP) Colombo Central Organizer Mr. Kithsiri Rajapakse, along with Maradana – Suduwella Sports Club.

During the awards ceremony in the afternoon, the first, second, and third places of Awurudu Kumariya competition were crowned and presented gifts under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Additionally, the President awarded prizes and certificates to the first, second, and third place winners of both Ironman All-Island Championship and cycle race.

Mr. Kithsiri Rajapakse, in turn, offered a commemorative gift to President Ranil Wickramasinghe.

Moreover, the President bestowed a special tribute gift, presented by the members of Suduwella Muslim Welfare Association and Al-Madrasatul Jalalia Committee, upon Mr. Kithsiri Rajapakse.

Senior Adviser to the President on National Security and Chief of the Presidential Staff, Mr. Sagala Ratnayaka, Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva, and Director-General of Presidential Trade Unions Saman Rathnapriya were also present at this event.


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