BANDARANAIKE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BIA) CELEBRATES THE DAWN OF NEW YEAR
April 15, 2011
The Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawned on 14th April, 2011 at 1.01 p.m.. The dawning of the New Year takes place at a significant time when Sri Lanka, The Wonder of Asia, has launched a major tourism drive through the "Visit Sri Lanka 2011" programme
The pictures show a section of the BIA staff and passengers observing the New Year traditions of lighting the hearth and partaking of the first meal at the auspicious time. The pot of milk that is running over is believed to be a symbol of assurance that the lives of people will overflow with happiness and prosperity throught the New Year.
Mr.Prasanna J. Wickramasuriya, Chairman of AASL, and the Board of Directors wished the staff and all airport users a bright and productive New Year.
Photos by: AASL Media