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Thursday, 18 August 2016 - 19:06
Chief Custodian of Sri Dalada Maligawa informs successful conclusion of Esala Perahera
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The Chief Custodian of the Kandy historical Sri Dalada Maligawa, Pradeep Nilanga Dela informed President Maithripala Sirisena that the Kandy Esala Pageant concluded successfully, as per the perennial traditions.

The announcement was made during a special ceremony held at the President’s House in Kandy today.

The water cutting ceremony took place this morning at the Mahaweli River in Kandy, after the final Randoli procession paraded the streets last night.

The Day procession was held at the auspicious time of 1.25 PM today and concluded after returning to the Sri Dalada Maligawa.

The Chief Custodian of the Sri Dalada Maligawa accompanied by other custodians of the Devale arrived at the President’s House thereafter, to inform the state leader of the successful conclusion of the procession.

Meanwhile, President Maithripala Sirisena participated in the ceremony to hand over a Sannas Pathraya to the Eastern Province Chief Sangha Nayake Venerable Udugama Sri Dhammananda Thera at Polonnaruwa Buddhi Mandapaya today.

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