Chief incumbent of the Mihintale Rajamaha Viharaya Venerable Dr. Walawahangunawewa Dhammarathana says the state Poson festival this year will be held on the 4th, 5th and 6th of next5 month at the Mihintale area. At a meeting held in the Prime Minister;s residence in Colombo yesterday, the Thera said the annual National Poson Festival in Anuradhapura and Mihintale will be held under state patronage giving prominence only to essential traditional religious rituals. Hence the Pirith Chanting, Hevisi Pooja, Kapruk Pooja and Aloka Pooja organized with the media institutions at Mihintale and other Atamasthana temples would be held with the participation of limited number of participants.
- Heavy rains experienced in several areas of the country.
- Coming days are the most vulnerable period as there is high possibility of the virus spreading