Thousands arrive on Sri Pada pilgrimage

Sunday, 24 February 2013 - 13:40


District Secretary of Nuwara Eliya D.P.G. Kumarasiri states that subsequent to the arrival of the weekend an estimated 400,000 pilgrims have visited Sri Pada today.


Owing to this severe traffic congestion has been reported on routes leading towards Sri Pada.


Meanwhile a 66 year old individual has been found dead adjacent to the

Indikatu-Paana area.


The body of the victim is currently lying at the morgue of the Maskeliya hospital.


A special traffic plan meanwhile has been implemented by the police in an attempt to avert traffic congestion.