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Today is Duruthu Poya Day
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Today is the Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day.

The important significance of Duruthu Pura Paslosvaka Poya Day, marks Lord Buddhas first visit to Sri Lanka.

His mission was to restore peace.

The chronicle Mahavamsa records “His mission way to free the beautiful land from the Evil doings of Yakkas.
 
However, the focus of Duruthu Poya Festival is presently centred round Kelaniya, because of the Annual Duruthu Perahera conducted by the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya.

The arrival of Lord Buddha to SL on Duruthu Poya was a beginning of Buddhist Perahera Culture.
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