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* In Pictures: New Dolos Mahe Pahana and the Gantara Kuluna unveiled at Sri Pada
Fri, Feb 7, 2014, 10:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 07, Adam's Peak: A new Dolos Mahe Pahana (Eternal Flame Oil Lamp) and the Gantara Kuluna (bell tower) were unveiled today at Sri Lanka's sacred mountain of Sri Pada (Adam's Peak).

The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa strewed jasmine flowers from a helicopter on the sacred mountain Sri Pada (Adam's Peak) while the Defense and Urban Development Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa unveiled the Dolos Mahe Pahana and the Ghantara Kuluna.

The bell tower was placed on the Sri Pada mountain top by a Sri Lanka Air Force MI-17 helicopter. The Lamp, which weights 8,613 kilograms, has been totally made from rubble. Air Force helicopters were used to airlift all materials that were required for the construction.

Sri Pada, also known as Adam's Peak has been proclaimed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO.

Hundreds of thousands of local and foreign devotees belonged to all four major religions - Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, and Muslims- trek to the summit of the sacred mountain each year during the season.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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