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Mahiyangana Esala Perahera

Chief of Defence Staff places Sacred Casket of relics on the tusker

The majestic cultural pageant of the Uva Province, annual Mahiyanganaya Esala Perahera festival, commenced with the ritual of ‘Kap’ planting at the Sri Sumana Saman Devalaya ended in festivity on September 10, 2022 with the last Randoli Perahera, where Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndu psc MPhil, was invited to place the sacred casket of relics on the regally adorned tusker.

The Chief of Defence Staff was invited to place the casket on the tusker by the Most Venerable Urulewatte Dammasiddhi Sri Aththadassi Thera, the Chief Incumbent of ancient Mahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya.

The Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chapter, Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Mahanayake Thera, Rathnapura Maha Disawe Pradana Sanga Nayake Most Venerable Wathurakumbure Dammarathana Thera, Uva Binthenna Pradana Sanga Nayake Most Venerable Napatawala Dhammananda Thera, and many more prominent Buddhist monks had been present at this annual Buddhist festivity.



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