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Midnight Mass was held at the Puliyantivu St. Mary’s Cathedral in Batticaloa to welcome the New Year, yesterday. Mass was conducted by Batticaloa Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Ponniah, Rev. Fr. Annathas, and Rev. Fr. Joseph Merry. Pictures by Sivam Packiyanathan, Batticaloa Special Corr.

The National Housing Development Authority Head Office in Colombo commenced its official duties for the New Year under the patronage of its Chairman Renuka Dushyanth Perera, yesterday. Picture by Ashraff A. Samad.

An annual alms-giving ceremony for the benefit of the country and the people was held at the Seenigama Devol Maha Devalaya, yesterday morning. Around 250 expectant mothers participated in the event. Picture by S. Deeyagahage, Southern Roving Corr.

SIX SLUICE GATES OF IRANAMADU RESERVOIR OPENED: Due to the prevailing inclement weather, the Irrigation Department opened six sluice gates of the Iranamadu Reservoir in Kilinochchi on Thursday. Picture by Rasula Dilhara Gamage, Northern Province Special Corr.