28th August 2018 09:14:44 Hours
The Esala Perahera, the glorious event of the Sri Dalanda Maligawa in Kandy was successfully conducted from 16 August 2018 to 26 August 2018. In order to offer the respect to the procession, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General N U M M W Senanayake RWP RSP VSV USP USACGSC and Mrs Senanayake visited Kandy on 24 August 2018 in which the General Officer Commanding of 11 Division, Major General T J Nanayakkara RWP USP ndu also joined. After worshipping the temple of the tooth the Commander met the Chief lay custodian (Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga Dela Bandara) of the Maligawa.
Further, the Commander participated in the media conference which was held at the Maligawa premises. Afterwards, the Commander looked over the contribution of Army troops for the dancing events in the procession and the places where meals were prepared. Moreover, the Commander visited the pool which was newly constructed to bathe elephants/tuskers of the Maligawa.
The Commander watched the pageant, the Kandy Esala Perahera at a special chamber which was temporarily erected by the troops of 2 (V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR).