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Sunday July 25th, 2021
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Happy Aluth Avurudda: US President Joe Biden

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (l) and President-elect Joe Biden – Image credit: Twitter


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,…

Posted by President Joe Biden on Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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)

Related: Sri Lanka President extends wishes for Sinhala and Tamil New Year

 

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