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Diyawadana Nilame hands over Perahera Sandeshaya to President

The historic Kandy Esala festival has ends in successful manner.  The relevant traditional document was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena last evening by the custodian of the temple of the tooth Pradeep Nilanga Dela. Addressing the gathering President Maithipala Sirisena said that the tradition, convention and cultural values of a country are more powerful than the law and the political power. The Sri Lankan people have a great tradition and a culture.

The President added that all should be dedicated to build up a peaceful nation respecting the dignified cultural values. The president also distributed the awards, certificates and prizes to the artistes who performed in the Esala Perahara festival.