SRI LANKA NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 2016
Woodbridge,s NJ-Beautiful weather added spice to a grand day-long gala held in celebration of the Sri Lankan New Year on Saturday, April 30 at the Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park, in Sewaren, New Jersey. The event organised and sponsored by the Sri Lanka Arts Society of New Jersey, featured Sri Lankan cultural activities as well as traditional Sri Lankan music and food. It was graced by the Chief Guest Ambassador A.S. Khan, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, and Congressman Frank Pallone, the representative of the 6th district of New Jersey. Several hundred members of the Sri Lankan community attended the event.
Sri Lankan news paper Sunday Times published following article about the event on its May 15th edition.Sri Lankan New Year Festival 2016
The Sri Lanka Arts Society – New Jersey is a group of diverse cultural organizers and artists working together to advance and promote the Sri Lankan arts in the tristate area through:
• staging events and programs
• supporting local artists
• partnering with other artists and arts groups from both USA and Sri Lanka
• bringing Sri Lankan arts and culture to children
• creating an atmosphere committed to the diversity of practices and practitioners
• advocating understanding and intellectual engagement
We value the wealth of the cultural heritage of the Sri Lankan American community, and believe that by sharing it in an open, inclusive, and accessible manner will enrich the whole community.
We believe in the Freedom of Expression, in creating dialogues between artists and the society, and in fostering diversity and artistic experimentation.
SLAS is committed to conducting our affairs with a high degree of originality, excellence, professionalism, highest ethical standards, accountability, and fiscal and environmental responsibility.
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