|2012 Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebration was held by Buddhist Cultural Center Letchworth (BCCL)on 21st April 2012 at The Free Church Hall, Norton Way, Letchworth. The distinguish guests were Dr.Mrs. Kokila Vaidyarathne, Ministr, Sri Lankan High Commission, Mr. H.M.K. Herath The First Secretary,Sri Lankan High Commission and The Leader of North Hertfordshire District Council, Councilor Mrs.Lynda Needham and Mr Needham.
The Chief Incumbent Ven. Dediyawala Wima Thero accompanied with the resident Monk Rev.Kahaduwe Shanthideva Thero commenced the celebration by observing the five precepts and lightingthe traditional oil lamp.
Highlights of the event comprised with traditional Sri Lankan outdoor sports followed by music anddancing performed by children and adults. The Venerable monks blessed the guests by anointing ofherbal oil.
The event was well attended by Sri Lankans living in The UK and local residence. BCCL managementcommittee members and the organizers wish to extend their appreciation for all those who attendedthe event and extending their support for making this event a great success and look forward for theircontinued support in the future.