Ampara ready for New Year | Daily News

Ampara ready for New Year

People in the Ampara district are getting ready to celebrate Tamil and Sinhala New Year on a grand scale. The towns have turned into a hive of activity. The Sinhalese and Tamils in the districts are shopping and are busy purchasing their requirements.

Shops and Textiles in Ampara, Dehiyatakandy, Akkaraipattu, Kalmunai, Sainthamaruthu, Pottuvil, and Sammanthurai are open till late night for the convenience of the people as they have to fulfil their religious obligations during the early part of the day at temples.

Pavement hawkers from other districts and are selling goods at cheap rates. Both sides of the main roads are illuminated with bulbs by pavement hawkers to attract the crowd.

Traders inform that they have a full stock of food and consumer items in addition to the textiles without any restriction to people.

People have appealed to traders that the food items and other consumer articles should be sold at reasonable rates. The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) Ampara district investigating officers should make sudden surprise check on the sale of articles to the people, residents said.


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