Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* World famous Kandy Perahara in Sri Lanka to begin on July 27
Sun, Jun 29, 2014, 01:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 29, Kandy: The Esala Festival of the most Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy is to commence on July 27th, the Diyawadane Nilame (custodian) of the Temple, Pradeep Nilanga Dela announced.

The ceremony, a tradition being carried from the eras of Kings, begins with planting the 'Kap' in the premises of the four Devales dedicated to four guardian gods, Natha, Vishnu, Pathini and Kataragama. The four inner Devale processions will be held from July 27 to August 1.

The Kumbal Perahara would parade the streets for the first five days from August 1st to 5th and the Randoli Perahara will begin after that and continue until the August 10th.

Final Randoli Perahara will be held on August 10th.

The historic Kandy Esala Perahara festival will conclude with the Day Perahara and water cutting ceremony on the August 11th at the Gatambe Mahaveli River.

The Esala Festival attracts large crowd to the hill capital of Kandy and it is a major tourist attraction.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka PM may visit Delhi this month as first overseas trip
-- [29 minutes ago]
Private sectors of Sri Lanka, Pakistan urged to forge deeper links to boost trade
-- [1 hour and 9 minutes ago]
China - Sri Lanka cooperation only for peace and development - envoy
Identity of Sri Lanka election rally shooting suspect revealed
Sri Lanka PM says many tasks for new government, counts on Speaker for consensus in House
Nestlé Lanka PLC opens trading at Colombo Stock Exchange
Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council unanimously calls for an international tribunal
'India - Sri Lanka relations now on a sound footing'
Sri Lanka President urges legislators to end divisive politics and strengthen national government
Leader of the House and Chief Government Whip Appointed

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.