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Final Kumbal Perahera of the Kandy Esala Festival parades tonight

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By ITN News Editor August 20, 2018 20:08

Final Kumbal Perahera of the Kandy Esala Festival parades tonight

The final Kumbal Perahera of the Esala Perahera Festival of the historic Sri Dalada Maligawa of Kandy is scheduled to parade the streets tonight.

The Esala Perahera Festival of the Kandy historic Sri Dalada Maligawa is now in progress. The fourth Kumbal Perahera paraded the streets last night. The Kumbal Perahera wended its way along the Dalada Veediya, E.L. Senanayake Veediya and returned to the Dalada Maligawa via Raja Veediya.

The relics Casket was carried by the Sinharaja tusker accompanied by the Miyan Raja and Buruma Raja tuskers. The Perahera comprised many segments including traditional dancing. Large crowds gathered on either side of the route to view the Perahera. The final Kumbal Perahera is scheduled to parade the streets tonight.

In the meantime, action has been taken to operate a special train service for the convenience of devotees who are participating the Esala Festival. Accordingly a special train service will be operative from Colombo Fort to Kandy and vice versa with effect from tomorrow until the 25th of this month to cater to the needs of the devotees participating in the Esala Festival.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 20, 2018 20:08