May 22, 2019

Special security during Sri Pada off season

Despite the Sri Pada pilgrimage season of the year officially ending on Vesak full moon day, extra security measures have been taken to safeguard the religious site, the Nallathanniya police say.

The police posts established in Gangulathenna, Rathu Ambalama and Indikatupaana during the season, is to remain until the 2019-2020 season starts.

Meanwhile, those who wish to go go to Sri Pada peak through the Hatton route during the off season, will be allowed to proceed only after undergoing a rigorous security check and registration at the Nallathanniya police.