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Annual New Rice Festival of Sri Dalada Maligawa

Out Of the four main festivals held annually from the days of kings’ the annual new rice festival was held yesterday may 04th at Sri Dalada Maligawa.

At the latter part of December, a Perahara was conducted headed by the Hon Diyawadana Nilame and his retinue of Basnayake Nilames from Sri Dalada Maligawa to Pallekele where the barn is placed, as directed by the auspicious time prepared by the Nekath Mohottala. And the rice share was equally distributed.