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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 16:35
Large crowds join Sacred Sri Pada pilgrimage
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Large crowds gathered to participate in the Sacred Sri Pada pilgrimage as Sri Pada season 2016-17 began early this morning.

Our correspondent reported that the pilgrimage season commenced as the casket of authentic relics,the statue of saman god and his costume wwa placed in the compound according to traditions.

Meanwhile, steps have been taken to prohibit polythene bags during the pilgrimage season this year. The organizers have taken steps to provide disposable bags instead. 

At the same time, speaking to our news team, Incumbent monk of Sri Pada and Uva Wellassa University Chancellor Ven. Bengamuwe Dhammadinna Thera requested that pilgrims protect the environment during their pilgrimage.

 

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