The Kataragama foot pilgrimage (Pada Yatra), which is an previous custom of life in Sri Lanka, began from the northern a part of the island just lately and State Minister of Defence Premitha Bandara Tennakoon joined the Pada Yatra program final Sunday (June 11) for the fifth time.
Devotees of Sri Lanka and South India, who participated on this annual Pada Yatra which is a serious custom carried out for the Kataragama God, arrived on the Kataragama shrine on Thursday passing a whole bunch of kilometres via the Yala Nationwide Park for about two months.
Defence Attaché of the Indian Excessive Fee in Sri Lanka Captain Vikas Sood additionally joined the State Minister for the Pada Yathra.
This Pada Yatra custom is part of Sri Lanka’s multicultural ethos and it’s a distinctive characteristic the place 1000’s of devotees be part of this trigger throughout its expedition from the North to the sacred Kataragama premises.
A mushy drinks dansala was additionally organised at Ling Thuna space of Yala Park below the auspices of the State Minister for the devotees taking part within the Pada Yatra.
Members of the Tri-Forces, Police and Wildlife officers contributing their half have prolonged their hospitality to those devotees engaged in pilgrimage from the north to Kataragama whereas offering safety and all amenities, welfare and lifesaving providers.
The State Minister of Defence expressed his gratitude to all of the personnel together with the Tri-Forces personnel, Police and Wildlife Officers who’ve supplied their contribution to make the annual pilgrimage of the devotees a hit.