The route of the Kumbal Perahera of the Sri Dalada Maligawa has been extended for the first time in its history.
Many people are eager to view the first Kumbal Perahera every year as they believed it is particularly good for small children as well as expectant mothers as they can get rid of evil effects. Hitherto the Perahera wended its way only within the premises of the Sri Dalada Mligawa. Thus many people were unable to have a glimpse of the Perahera. As a result, the Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga Dela said that a decision has been taken to extend the Perahera route.