The historic Poson Maha Perahera of Polonnaruwa started at the Polonnaruwa Vatadageya yesterday (June 09), under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.
According to the historic traditions the perahera was commenced after the President placed the sacred relics karanduwa on the royal elephant.
Under the advice of Solosmasthanadhipathi of Polonnaruwa Ven. Panditha Vendaruwe Upali Nayaka Thero and Maha Sangha, the perahera was organized by government institutions, the farming community of Polonnaruwa, volunteer organizations and the business community.
Chief Minister of the North-Central Province Peshala Jayarathne, District Secretary of Polonnaruwa Ranjith Ariyarathne and the devotees of the area participated in this occasion.