Today is the 7th day of the annual Esala festival of the Ruhunu Kataragama Devale.The procession was held on a grand scale on its 6th day yesterday. Basnayake Nilame of the Devale and the Chief Minister of the Uva Province Shashindra Rajapaksa also marched in the procession. Special Kavadi and peacock dances identified with the deity of Kataragama added colour to the procession. A large number of people viewed the procession in which a number of elephants and tuskers participated.
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