Colombo, Dec 11 (BAN/ AD): On Wednesday morning the annual Sri Pada pilgrim season has begun. It starts from the Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day. It began at an auspicious time this morning for the 2019 – 2020 season.
Numerous religious activities were held at the Sri Pada Raja Maha Viharaya temple in Galpoththaawala, Pelmadulla on Tuesday. Three processions, carrying the sacred casket of Relics of the Buddha, sacred objects, and the statue of God Saman from the Temple to the Sri Pada maluwa on Balangoda Road, Sri Palabaddala Road and Hatton Road reached the upper precincts of Sri Pada early morning today.
Police have also launched a special security program for the pilgrims. Police have taken steps to deploy police dogs with special police teams to apprehend persons arriving in Sri Pada Pilgrimage with drugs.