A traditional bullock cart race in the Northern Province was held on 18 September near the Nandikadal Lagoon at Vattappalai in the Mullaitivu District.
This particular event also provided fresh impetus to Northern Provinces long established traditions and customs.
The race was organised jointly by the Vattappalai Kannagi Cart Race Union and was flagged off near the Vattappalai Kovil.
Organisers used healthy and strong bullocks from districts such as Jaffna, Mannar, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu for the race.
BY Sashi Kumar – Mullaitivu