The Independent Television Media Network’s Soorya Mangallaya received a high response from the people. The ITN Media Network took the initiative of bringing much closer to the public the Soorya Mangallaya fiesta throughout yesterday and today.
This year’s Soorya Mangallaya was organized from Hambanthota in the South, the Delft Islands in the North, the Sayurala vessel of the Sri Lanka Navy in the West and Trincomalee from the East.
It was from these locations that ITN’s live telecast from brought from. The Soorya Mangallaya fiesta was jointly organized by the Sri Lanka Navy and the ITN Media Network. The people joined in this programme displaying their keen interest and organized giving priority to New Year customary traditions. Traditional sports events added colour to the Soorya Mangallaya event.
This year’s ITN Avurudhu Kumariya was Pawani Bandara representing the Kegalla area. Shehani Prasangika of Jaela was the first runner up while the second runner up was Dunisha Piyumi Prarthana of Hanwella.
Supun Maduwantha was adjudged the Avurudhu Kumara. The first runner up was Erandika Wickremasinghe of Anuradhapura while the second runner up was Ishara Madushan of Kandy.
A large crowd joined in the Soorya Mangallaya held near the Weerawila Tank giving priority to New Year traditions. Many traditional sports event were organized at this location.