Srilanka is celebrating her second year of peace after 3 decades of bloodshed. The second national New Year is being celebrated in an environment of peace and tranquillity following an end to three decades of terrorism. People rushed to the market a they were participating in a festival with spirits high and no fear of radicalism any more. shoppers this year with Lak Sathosa earning a record turnover this New Year season of Rs 175 - 200 million sales volumes per day. Also a Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival is organizd under guidance of Northern Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe and is held at the Velvettiturai Public playground today. There are several items and competitions including tug-o-war, marathon race, cycle races, spot the Dinamina hidden visitor contest and a boat race off the Velvettithurai coast.