The first Randoli Perahera of the historic Esala Perahera will parade the streets of Kandy, today. The historic Esala Perahera got off to a start with the Kumbal Perahera parading the streets on August 16. A gathering, including foreign tourists, are expected to witness the Randoli Perehera. The last Randoli Perahera will parade streets on August 25.
The Esala festival would be concluded with the traditional water-cutting ritual to be held in the Mahaweli river at Gatambe, on August 26. Meanwhile, police had deployed 4,000 officers to provide security for people attending the event.