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Arrangements finalized to extend facilities to Poson pilgrims

Jun 22, 2010 6:57:14 AM - itnnews.lk

District Secretary of Anuradhapura H.M.K. Herath says that all preparations are in place to provide maximum facilities for the devotees who arrive in Anuradhapura for the Poson festival.

The District Secretary said public sector organizations, NGOs, the Police, the Security Forces, health and the transportation sectors have jointly made arrangements to observe the Poson week and the Poson festival. Due to the unification of the country around two million devotees are expected in Anuradhapura from all over the country including the North and East.

The District Secretary was addressing a special meeting of the Poson Committee. He noted that all tanks in and around Anuradhapura are filled with water, and requested the devotees to exercise caution when bathing in the tanks. He revealed that around 150 “Dansalas” will be set up in the area and called upon the devotees not to pollute the environment.