Security forces personnel from the Army and Navy as well as Police officers have been deployed at the Kataragama sacred city to ensure Covid-19 health guidelines are adhered to. Devotees are allowed to enter the Maha Devalaya during the daytime to pay homage to the Kirivehera and the Katargama Maha Devalaya. However, according to current health guidelines, no one is allowed to enter the sacred city to view the procession in the night, said Basnayake Nilame Dilruwan Rajapakse.
- Two additional days have been declared for postal voters
- EC declares two extra dates for those who missed marking postal votes