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* Final Randoli Perahera parades streets of Sri Lanka hill capital tonight
Sun, Aug 10, 2014, 09:46 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 10, Colombo: The final Randoli Perahera of Sri Lanka's premier Buddhist pageant, the historic Esala festival, will parade the streets in the hill capital of Kandy tonight (10).

The final Perahera will showcase many cultural dances and more than one hundred beautifully decorated bejeweled elephants.

The Esala festival will be concluded at the traditional water cutting rituals to be held in the Mahaweli River at the Gatambay Thotupola on Monday (August 11) morning.

The Diyawadana Nilame, the Custodian of the Temple of Tooth, will officially present the traditional communication of successful conclusion of the Kandy Esala Perahera (Sannasa) to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President's House in Kandy tomorrow after the Water Cutting Ceremony.

The historic Esala Festival, a tradition being carried from the eras of Kings, is held annually in honor of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha enshrined at the Temple of Tooth in Kandy.

The festival attracts thousands of devotees, pilgrims and foreign visitors to the hill capital of Kandy and it is a major tourist attraction.

Meanwhile, the police have deployed thousands of policemen to provide security to the public. The police expect a large crowd in the hill capital to see the final Perahera.

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