Deposit Rs. 13mn for uninterrupted power for Kandy Esala Perahera: CEB tells Nilames

16 July 2023 11:48 am – 27      – 2050

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MP Lakshman Kiriella said the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has informed the Nilames and organizers of the Kandy Esala Perahera to deposit a sum of Rs. 13 million in order to supply an uninterrupted power supply for the festival.

“The Dalada Perahera is a festival which is conducted with State sponsorship. This request is unprecedented,” Kiriella said, requesting the government to supply power free of charge to the festival as usual.

“It was difficult to read the numbers. I have never seen an electricity bill like this,” he said.

This year’s Kandy Esala Perahera festival will commence on August 17 with the traditional “Kap” planting ceremony at the four Maha Devalayas.

 

 

 

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