The historic Annual Perahera of the Ruhunu-Kataragama Maha Dewalaya will commence tomorrow.
While the final Randoli Perahera is due to commence on the 1st of August, it will conclude its ceremonial activities subsequent to the water cutting ceremony at the Menik Ganga on the 2nd of August.
According to our provincial correspondent based in the area a large number of Hindu devotees from the North & East are said to be thronging to the sacred grounds.
Accordingly 1,946 Hindu devotees are currently making their way to the Kataragama sacred grounds from the Kumana Military camp via the Yala National Park.
According to Commanding Officer of the Yala-Katharagama regions Lieutenant Colonel M A Lakshman the army has undertaken steps to provide security & other facilities required by devotees.
Meanwhile the Ministry of Transport has commenced a special programme to cater to the transportation requirements of pilgrims arriving to witness the Katharagama Perahera.