“Siyapathsiya Udanaya 2023” Sinhala and Tamil new year celebration of NSBM

“Siyapathsiya Udanaya 2023”, the annual Sinhala and Tamil new year celebration of NSBM was held at 27th of April 2023 at NSBM Grounds.

The celebration was graced by Vice-Chancellor Prof. E. A. Weerasinghe, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Chaminda Rathnayake, Head of Academic Development and Quality Assurance Prof. Baratha Dodankotuwa, Deans of the faculties, Heads of the departments, academics and non-academics. along with the esteemed participation of invitees from the partners of “Siyapathsiya Udanaya 2023” including Mr. Indika Ranasinghe, General Manager, Marketing – Kandos, Mr. Madhawa Madawala, Executive Director – TV Derana, Mr. Mahinda Illeperuma, Edite-in-chief – Dharani Newspaper.

In celebration of Sinhala and Hindu New Year with a traditional awurudu uthsawaya, this event reflected the traditions and cultural values of both Sinhala and Tamil communities among NSBM students representing all ethnicities. The event was embellished with traditional rituals, food and activities related to the celebration. Also, an array of traditional as well as non-traditional games were held throughout the day with the enthusiastic participation of students.

As the most highlighted event of “Siyapath Siya Udanaya 2023”, the Awurudu Kumara and Kumariya contest also happened in conjunction with the event. Twelve contestants under both male and female categories were selected for the final round out of 200+ contestants and the final round was held with the participation of a renowned judge panel.

Ms. Dilini Senevirathne was crowned as the “Siyapath Siya Udanaya 2023 Avurudu Kumariya” while Mr. Abishek Vithanage became the “Siyapath Siya Udanaya 2023 Avurudu Kumara”. The second and third places of Avurudu Kumariya were won by Ms. Disara Hatharasingha and Ms. Rusandie Lawrance, respectively. Mr. Malinda Gamaarachchi and Mr. Senesh Fitzroy emerged as the second and third place winners of Avurudu Kumara.

Meantime, the winners under the most popular categories were selected based on the votes of NSBM students and Ms. Shiny Lokuliyana became the “Siyapath Siya Udanaya 2023 Janapriyathama Avurudu Kumariya” while Mr. Malinda Gamaarachchi won the “Siyapath Siya Udanaya 2023 Janapriyathama Avurudu Kumariya” title.