Rejecting the allegations of following wrong directions and faulty auspicious times during the recent Sinhala and Tamil New Year, State Astrologers’ Committee today(19th April) confirmed the accuracy of customs followed.
This committee established in 1983 by then Minister V.J.M Loku Bandara, comprised of 30 prominent senior astrologers and almanac compilers collectively decide auspicious times on an annual basis. During a media conference held today (19th April) at the Department of Government Information committee took the responsibility of the accuracy of the time and the auspicious directions.
Regardless of the political changes took place in the country during the last three decades, the committee was functioning and was deciding the auspicious times especially for Sinhala and Tamil New Year.
BY KAMAL SURAWEERA – KANDY Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said, the auspicious times for the…… Sinhala and Hindu New Year had been prepared not according to how the general public wanted them but according to the requirements of the administrator’s of the country. Therefore, the former President said that he would not participate in the Anointing of Oil Ceremony which had to be done facing the West which was held at an Auspicious Time day before yesterday. Mahinda Rajapaksa stated this on the 16th morning at the Asgiri Maha Vihara in Kandy. He had visited Kandy to worship the Sacred Tooth Relic and was welcomed by the Diyawadana Nilame Pradeepa Dela Bandara. Former President visited the Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter and addressed the media […]
President Maithripala Sirisena. – auspicious time 10:41 a.m The state ceremony for the anointing of oil, a tradition followed with the dawn of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, took place on Saturday morning at the Sri Pushparama Temple in Malegoda, Payagala under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena. President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived at the temple engaged in religious observances. At the auspicious time of 10:41 a.m., the president took part in the tradition of anointing oil. Following this tradition, the President planted a Red Sandalwood sapling at the temple premises. An Ayurvedic Handbook penned by the Commissioner for Ayurveda ,L.H.Thilakeratne was presented to the President at this occasion. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa – auspicious time 13:30 p.m Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa didn’t participate in the oil anointing […]