Dallas/Fort Worth Sri Lankan New Year Celebration
 
One couldn't ask for better weather for folks in North Texas to get out and have some fun celebrating the traditional Sri Lankan New Year.  On the 19th of April many Sri Lankans in the area along with friends and family of people of Sri Lankan origin gathered at the Bob Eden park in Euless, Texas to enjoy traditional games, authentic Sri Lankan food, and of course our music.  Here are some glimpses of the days proceedings....
 
 Lighting the oil lamp 
Nuwanthie and Rozaine getting things started
 
Singing the national anthems
Singing the anthems Friends Meeting friends

Can't have lunch without the Pol Sambol! So the guys got down to work at the coconut scraping contest.  Experience played a big role on the girls' side.
Coconut Guys Coconut Gals
 
And the winner
And the winner is....Pushpa
 
Lunch table
Now that we have the pol sambol, it was time for a traditional lunch.
 
 La Ahindas Keeping the beat
Musicians
La Ahindas provided some lively music to help digest all the good food.
 
Dancing Kumu
Shenal
Shenal the Star Attraction... the boy's got the moves!
 
 
RoshaniRoshani & Dash  Lanka Proud Ditto Roomi
 Local Priya Sooriyasena?
 Local Priya Sooriyasena  Nimmi Nimmi at the Bongos 
Horsing around to cool down
Water Play   Sri Lankan Cutlets  Sri Lankan Cutlet frenzy
 
Ladies enjoying the music Ladies enjoying the music  Nayana & Deepthi
 
Doughnut eating contest  
Doughnuts  Indrani I'm not chasing her. It's the alchohol in me.
 
Starting line-up for the Lime on a spoon race.
Lime on a spoon race
 
Lime runners Lime runners
 
Girl power Girl power!  Boys Tug O'war Boys Tug O'war
 
The 'traditional' game of tap rugger 
Tap Rugger Rugby kick Rugby Pass In Black
 
 
Last updated: Sunday, May 25, 2008
Visitor Comments
  • Ip Country  Sarath Ranatunga , Desoto   4/20/2008 11:50:43 AM  
    • Great pictures ! Real quick too. - Thanks
  • Ip Country  gunapala , monaragala   4/24/2008 3:04:51 PM  
    • hariyata senaga appa
  • Ip Country  Mr.sri lanka , new jersey   4/24/2008 3:08:26 PM  
    • who is that cutie in the first picture? i mean the girl with glasses
  • Ip Country  Kolla , NY   5/2/2008 3:24:12 PM  
    • who is the cuty in the last picture
  • Ip Country  guy standing next to her , TX   5/4/2008 11:49:21 AM  
    • The cutie in the last pic is my wife.
  • Ip Country  sola , maryland/USA   5/8/2008 9:41:38 AM  
    • guy standing next to cutie in the last picture ugly as hell!!. call me t-phone # with mario CA.
      Arjuna!
  • Ip Country  Azeez , Killeen, TX   6/2/2008 8:21:50 PM  
    • I am from Killeen, Texas. its nice to see our people gathering at a function. Inform me in future faraz28@juno.com
  • Ip Country  Nag , frisco   5/7/2009 12:47:53 PM  
    • Datta Yoga Center in association with various diverse communities in the city of Frisco and with the active support from the City of Frisco, the Frisco chamber of commerce, the Frisco visitors and conventions bureau are bringing a diverse multi cultural event on June 6 2009 at the Warren Sports complex, 15445 Eldorado Parkway, Frisco, 75034.



      The event is a multi culture and multi diversity event that includes Sports,- Super 8*8 Cricket, Music, Entertainment, multi cuisine food festival, fireworks, cross cultural entertainment, shopping and kids entertainment such as kite flying. 10,000 people are expected to attend across DFW metroplex. Last year this event grossed over 6000 people.



      We would like to invite all the cricket teams in the North Texas to participate in this unique opportunity.



      Following is the brief tentative program:

      · 24th and 25th May 2009- Prelims league matches upto about 40 teams are slated to participate.

      June 6th 2009 between 3pm -8 pm will be quarters, semis and finals. The finals will be held under flood lights.

      · Seniors( Above 19+) , Women( All age groups0 and Youth( Below 19)

      · Event Location: A sprawling 100 acre complex, Warren sports centre is the place of location for this event.

      Entry fee: 320 USD 8/8

      Prize money: Winner: 2000 USD , Runner up : 1000 USD/-( Subject to change if the no: of teams don’t meet the criteria).



      We are requesting your organization to represent in this unique program and would appreciate if you could send us your interest and program.

      The last date for registration is 30th April 2009.



      Several community leaders have joined as advisors to make this really a diverse event with Maher Maso-Mayor of Frisco as the Chairman.





      Please also visit www.fusionfrisco.com or email info@fusionfrisco.com for further information.



      Best Regards







      Team Fusion 2009




  • Ip Country  Laki , Dallas   2/25/2010 8:18:49 PM  
    • Are there SL's in Dallas? How come i havent met any. Is there a SL forum? How do i find out about SL events in Dallas. Please let me know.Thanks:)
  • Ip Country  Kalith , Dallas, TX   7/19/2010 2:12:17 PM  
    • Do you guys have some kind of schedule for events? If you do please forward it to me. Thanks! kalith83@yahoo.com
  • Ip Country  Anula , Fort Worth   11/7/2011 5:57:41 PM  
    • Hello, New to town and looking for new friends dharmaanula@gmail.com
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