Hindus worldwide today (18) celebrate Thai Pongal, the harvest festival dedicated to Sun God.
In a message to mark the day, president Maithripala Sirisena says it is an occasion that has bestowed the supreme status upon agriculture.
He says the government has taken efforts to take the country towards self-sufficiency in food.
Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says in his message that agrarian society possesses a deep reverence for the Sun God.
All Tamils around the world join hands with all Sri Lankans in a poignant message of goodwill among all, he adds.
(under the courtesy of srilankamirror.lk news web)