The Annual Vel Perahera will be resuming after a lapse of 16 years. It will wend its way from Pettah to Bambalapitiya.
The perahera will take its path to the Sri Kadirwelayuda Kovil in Bambalapitiya from Sri Kadir-wela-yuda Swami Kovil on first Cross Street in Pettah. The Perahera will be passing Temple Trees and the President has been invited to get involved in it secure blessings. A group of Hindu priests from Sri Kadirwelayuda Swami Kovil called on the President and extended the invitation. The procession has not been held for the past 16 years due to terrorist activities. However, with the elimination of terrorism religious freedom has been consolidated and its has been possible to resume the perahera.