All arrangements are in place for the launching of the historic Kandy Esala festival which will begin with the “Kap” planting festival at the four Maha Devales.
The religious ceremony will commence at the auspicious time of 12.55 p.m. tomorrow. The “Kap” planting will take place at the Natha, Pathini, Vishnu and Kataragama devales. The Sri Dalada Maligawa precincts was prepared today for the staging of the perahera festival. The Kumbal Perahera is scheduled to begin on the 15th and continue until the 19th. The Randoli Perahera will start parading the streets from the 20th 24th of this month.