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Sinhala New Year Celebrations Recreated by Anulians in NSW 
Past pupils of Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka living in New South Wales in Australia have made an attempt to recreate the traditional festival here on 22 April by replicating many items found in traditional Aurudu celebrations. 
They have prepared a whole lot of special traditional Aurudu dishes like Kavum, Mungulli, Kiri Bath, Peniwalalu to name a few. Traditional games share an equally prominent place in these celebrations with the exotic food.

CONSULAR MOBILE SERVICE - Conduted by the Consulate General on 29th April 2017 at SUNFEST, Castle Hill Showgrounds
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney will be conducting a Consular Mobile Service at the SUNFEST Sri Lankan New Year Festival on 29th April 2017 at the Castle Hlll Showgrounds, Castle Hill, NSW from 9.30 AM to 4.30PM. Entry to SUNFEST is free and is organised by the Sinhalese Cultural Forum is coordination with other Sri Lankan Associations in Sydney, with the assistance of the Consulate General.

Eating Beetroot lowers your Blood Pressure
There is a chemical called ‘nitrites’ which dilates the peripheral arteries. It is generally secreted in the inner lining of arteries. Nitrites through the elastic smooth muscles expand these vessels to accommodate the incoming blood from the heart. This is how you can feel a thud with each contraction and we call it the pulse. Beetroots seem to have this nitrite in the form of inorganic nitrates. This chemical lowers the blood pressure and increases exercise performance.

The first ever Sri Lanka open day
The first ever Sri Lanka open day was launched on the Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 8 Warne Place, Pennant Hills Leisure Centre, Pennant Hills. This was a historic occasion as the association has never held an open day event like this in my opinion for the last 44 years since its inception in 1973. I firmly believe this as I was one of the few inaugural founder members of the association and attended most of the events during the past.

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