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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed officials to conduct Peraheras and processions of religious palaces in line with health guidelines but without any spectators, the President’s Media Division said today.

President Rajapaksa has instructed Basnayaka Nilames and Diyawadana Nilames to organise this year's Peraheras and processions of main shrines and temples, giving priority to traditional and religious rituals as well as health guidelines.

The President said that the processions of the Kandy Dalada Maligawa and Kataragama, Devinuwara and Sabaragamuwa Temples should be conducted in accordance with health guidelines.

The President made this observation at a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon with the participation of the members of the Presidential Task Force for Combating Covid-19.

  Comments - 8

  • Spec Friday, 12 June 2020 07:54 PM

    Spectators will have to hide behind bushes to witness the passing processions!!!1

    Mala Friday, 12 June 2020 08:34 PM

    Not Thondaman

    The wonder of Asia Friday, 12 June 2020 08:41 PM

    Guiness Record - Perahera online ! !

    CITIZEN Friday, 12 June 2020 08:41 PM

    WHAT A JOKE. ORGANISERS OF PERAHARA DONT INVITE THE PEOPLE. PEOPLE WILL COME. WHO IS GOING TO LIMIT THE CROWD

    Kumar Saturday, 13 June 2020 07:25 AM

    One way to have perahara without a spectators is to declare a curfew and make the perahara an essential service.

    Spectator Friday, 12 June 2020 09:04 PM

    Perahara without spectators! !!! I don't understand the logic here.

    Lion Saturday, 13 June 2020 07:11 AM

    This is all hilarious there is no law and order in this country except for the rules imposed time to time by the family.Case in point is thonda funeral and pertugami demonstration.

    TONY Saturday, 13 June 2020 11:48 AM

    THEN DON'T SPEND ON THIS EVENT MAY BE MODIFYING OF THE TEMPLE AND SOME CHARITY WORK IS GOOD.


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