Home / FT Click/ Kelaniya Duruthu Perahera

Kelaniya Duruthu Perahera


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Thursday, 12 January 2017 00:00


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

dft-5


Share This Article


COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.


Maldives forcefully voices plight of small island states at climate change conference

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.


The Blue Green Budget of the Unity Government

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000


Starship budgets and the “Bicycle Brigade”

Friday, 17 November 2017

One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.


Columnists More