Chairman of the Insurance Corporation Gamini Senerath presented the scroll related to the insurance scheme to President Rajapaksa. The President then handed it over to the Diyawadana Nilame, Nilanga Dela. Hundreds of thousands of devotees will receive an additional cover under this policy titled “Irahanda Pavathina Thuru”.
The insurance policy will be effective for the Esala Perahera as well as the Kataragama, Devinuwara and Getamaru Esala festivals. A notable feature is that the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation will get involved in the repair of a vehicle which may face an accident within the town limits when the Esala Perahera is being staged, whatever the insurance policy may be.