The Sripada pilgrimage begins on the Uduvap Full Moon day today.
The processions, carrying the Sacred Casket of Relics of The Buddha, Sacred Objects, and the statue of God Saman left the Sri Pada Raja Maha Viharaya in Galpottawa, Pelmadulla following religious observances yesterday morning. The casket placed on the Sri Pada Maluwa at dawn today.
Meanwhile district secretary of Rathnapura has issued a series of health guidelines for the Sri Pada pilgrims. The district has also requested the pilgrims to minimize their visiting on weekends