Large crowds have thronged Kataragama during the holiday season.
Due to the Christmas and New Year and the school holidays with the ending of the (O) level examination, a large number of people have arrived in the Kataragama sacred area. Hundreds of thousands of devotees were witnessed in the Kataragama sacred area today. All holiday resorts and pilgrims’ rests in the area are reported to be fully booked. People from the North and East and foreign tourists are freely arriving in Kataragama due to the peaceful environment.