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    Final Kelaniya Duruthu Perahera begins at 8pm today

    January 03, 2015

    The Annual Duruthu Perehera of the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara paraded the streets yesterday (02) and the final day is today (03). The Perahera will commence at 8.00 pm.

    This religious cultural pageant has evolved over the years to become the country’s most elaborate and grandest low country pageant.

     

    The historical pageant had its revival in the year 1927 due largely to the efforts of that great Philanthropist Don. Walter Wijewardene, son of Helana Wijewardene Lamathani. The Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya celebrates this event annually during January. FinalMeticulous attention has been paid to all details with the objective of perpetuating the traditional rites, ritual and customs long associated with this magnificent pageant.


    This year too a special effort is being made to focus on Tourists eager to acquaint themselves with the majesty and splendour of Sri Lanka’s cultural facets such as this Historic pageant. There will be a special enclosure for tourists to view the perahera.

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