- Published on Saturday, 08 September 2012 10:16
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The Exposition of the Sacred Kapilavasthu Relics will be held at Gangarama temple in Hunupitiya- Colombo from today to September 10, Colombo District Secretary H T Kamal Padmasiri said.
The public can pay homage to the Sacred Relics from noon today to 6 pm on September 10.
Buddhist Affairs Assistant Commissioner Chinthana Jayasinghe told the Daily News hundreds of thousands of devotees lined up in queues for long hours to pay homage to Sacred Kapilawasthu Relics at the Tissamaharama Rajamaha Viharaya.
He said the queues were in extent of over three killometers and around 400,000 devotees had already paid homage to the Sacred Relics at the Tissamaharaama Rajamaha Viharaya The Relics which were placed at the National Museum in Delhi were brought to Sri Lanka after three decades on August 19.
According to the schedule, the Sacred Kapilawasthu Relics were to be brought back to India on September 5.
However, due to the extending of programme up to September 12, a large number of Sri Lankan devotees were able to pay homage to the Sacred Relics.
The Police Department yesterday announced special traffic arrangements for the Exposition of the Sacred Kapilavasthu Relics at Hunupitiya, Gangarama from today to September 10.
Devotees wishing to pay homage to the Sacred Kapilavasthu Relics can reach Gangaramaya temple from Sri Jinarathana Mawatha, Uttharananda Mawatha, Elephant House Roundabout, Bakeer Makar Mawatha, Galle Face Roundabout towards
Galadari roundabout while another entrance is open to Gangaramaya via Braybrooke Place, Hyde Park Street, Ibbanwala junction, (T. B. Jayah Mawatha) , Gamini Hall roundabout towards D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha.
The following roads will remain closed for traffic except vehicles carrying office employees and residents until the end of Relics
Exposition at Gangaramaya temple. Navam Road, Perahera Road, Hyde Park Road, Rotunda Gardens, Alwis Road and Braybrooke Place.
The Police Department also informs that the vehicle park opposite Lake House, Perahera Mawatha, Hyde Park Road, Rotunda Gardens, Alwis Road and Braybrooke roads could be used for parking vehicles.
The Police request the public to use public transport as much as possible as a limited area has been allocated for parking vehicles.
Source - Daily News