The New Year Fair (‘Avurudu Pola’) - 2018 organized under the directives of the President of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit (NSVU) Mrs. Sandya Ranasinghe was held on a successful note this year as well, at the premises of SLNS Gemunu, Welisara on 10 April 2018.
Former President of NSVU, Mrs. Shalika Perera and former Commander of the Navy, Admiral (Retd.) Jayantha Perera graced the opening of New Year Fair as Chief Guests. After the lighting of traditional oil lamp the New Year Fair was declared open by the former NSVU President.
The trade fair which was held in view of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year offered food stuff including fresh vegetables, fruits, dry rations, dairy products, textile and readymade clothes, foot ware and other items at concessionary prices.
Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe, Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Neil Rosayro, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director General Operations, Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva, members of the NSVU, senior officers attached to the Western Naval Command and Naval Headquarters, sailors and a large number of members of naval families were also present on this occasion.
To mark the significance of this occasion, the President of NSVU and Commander of the Navy presented special prizes to the former NSVU President and Commander of the Navy while being grateful to their generosity and thoughtfulness in gracing this event.