ECONOMYNEXT – US President Joe Biden has wished a “happy Aluth Avurudda” and happy Tamil New Year to Sri Lankans and other South Asian and South Asian communities celebrating their traditional new year today.
In a Facebook post this morning, Biden extended his wishes for the April new year in a number of Asian languages.
Jill and I send our warmest wishes to the many South Asian and Southeast Asian communities celebrating Vaisakhi,…
This is likely the first time a sitting US president has wished Sri Lankans in Sinhala.
The Sinhala & Tamil new year dawned at 2.33am in Sri Lanka today. (Colombo/Apr14/2021)