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The Poson week will begin tomorrow. Additional train service will be operated for the convenience of the devotees

The Poson week will begin tomorrow. The theme of the Poson Week is " Maithriyen Sitha Nivaganimu", Let us calm the mind through compassion. Many religious programmes will be implemented within this week in Anuradhapura sacred city and Atamasthanaya, Mihintale and Thanthirimale sacred areas. Anuradhapura district secretary R. M. Wanninayake said that over one million devotees will come to Anuradhapura during the Poson season. The Poson committee has already finalized the essential services for them. Over 200 Dansals have been conducted by various organizations.

The 'Sathi Pirith' will be held at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Udamaluwa tomorrow. The Mihinthale 'Aaloka Pooja" will be conducted from 27th to 30th of this month. The district secretary also said that the public support is needed to safeguard the environment of the area.

The Basavakkulama and Bulankulama Weva have been reserved for bathing purposes for the devotees. Public must note that there is no permission to bath at the Thisa weva as it reserved for drinking purposes. The district secretary reiterated that there is adequate water capacity in tanks in the area at present. All liquor outlets in Anuradhapura will be closed during the Poson week.