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Kelaniya Duruthu Perahera


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The Annual Kelaniya Duruthu Perahera at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is being held from 9 to 11 January. The historic Kelaniya Duruthu Maha Perahera had its origins in 1927, due largely to the efforts of Philanthropist Don Walter Wijewardene, son of Helena Wijewardene Lamathani. This religious cultural pageant has evolved over the years to become the country’s most elaborate and grandest low country pageant in its category. The Perahera commenced with the handing over of the relic casket to Chief Basnayake Nilame, Dhammika Attygalle by the Viharadhipathi, Ven. Professor Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkita Nayake Thero. This time the perahera was organised under the guidance of Dayaka Sabha President Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe –  

                                     Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe

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