Janaraja Perahera held after 34 years amidst pomp and pageantry

February 20, 2023

The Janaraja Perahera took to the streets yesterday in Kandy after a hiatus of 34 years. Its inauguration was presided over by President Ranil Wickramasinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

This procession was organized in conjunction with the 75th Independence Day celebrations. This was organized with the aim of promoting the tourism sector and a huge crowd gathered on both sides of the streets to watch the parade.

Such special processions are organized by Sri Dalada Maligawa only on the most special and important occasions of the country at the request of the government.