Navy assists conduct of water-cutting ceremony of Kandy Esala Perahera

Sri Lanka Navy assisted the conduct of traditional water-cutting ceremony of Sri Dalada Perahara at Gatambe on the morning of today (31st August 2023). As the grand procession (Esala Maha Perahera) of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and 04 Main Devalayas came to an end, this time-honoured ceremony also known as ‘Diya Kepeema’ was performed, on a ritualistic note.

The Sri Lanka Navy, under the supervision of SLNS Shilpa in the Western Naval Command deployed teams of Navy divers and Rapid Response Rescue and Relief Squadron (4RS) personnel and provided small boats and lifesaving services for the safe execution of water-cutting ceremony.