The final Randoli Perahera of the historic Kandy Esala festival will parade the streets tonight. The Perahera will commence at the auspicious time of 8.05 pm and it will go through Dalada Weediya, Yatinuwara Weediya, Kande Weediya, D.S. Senanayake Weediya and return to Dalada Maligawa through Raja Weediya. The Kandy Esala Festival will conclude tomorrow after the water cutting ceremony in the early morning at Getambe and conducting an offering to gods at Gana Devi Kovil.
Special trains are operated in connection with the Kandy Esala festival. A train will be run at 11.05 pm today from Kandy to Colombo. Another train will be operated at 7.10 am from Kandy to Colombo. Apart from this special train services are operated between Kandy and Matale, Kandy and Nawalapitiya. Meanwhile the railway control room said that normal train services are being operated as usual. The Kandurata Service of the SLBC broadcasts live commentaries of the historic Kandy Esala festival.