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    'Aluth Sahal Mangalya' in Anuradhapura on April 2 & 3

    March 30, 2014

    The 47 'Aluth Sahal Mangalya', offering the maiden rice gathered fresh from the field to the sacred Sri Maha Bodhiya in Anuradhapura will be held on April 2-3 with the participation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest

    The ceremony will be organised under the patronage of Ven. Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thera, Chief Sanganayaka of North Central Province.


    Over 12,000 farmers from various parts of the country will offer fresh rice from their recent paddy harvest.


    Aluth Sahal Mangalya, the almost ritualistic function has been an important function from the days of hydraulic civilisation in Sri Lanka.  It is a celebration of bounty harvest gathered after a year of hard work and toiling. In another way, it is a celebration of farmers' labour.


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