Sri Lanka National Poson Week begins today

Sri Lanka National Poson Week begins today

In Sri Lanka, the National Poson Week begins today. The Poson festival will be held till 6th of June and will center around Mihinthalaya, Thanthirimalaya and the Anuradhapura Sacred City. The festival celebrates the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka by Emperor Ashoka’s son Arahat Mahinda in 236 BC.

Anuradhapura District Secretary Janaka Jayasundara stated that a large number of devotees are expected to visit Anuradhapura this year for the festival and steps have been taken to provide all facilities to the devotees.

He added that the festival in last few years could not be celebrated on large scale due to economic crisis and lockdown.

Further, for the ease of travel in Anuradhapura, the traffic police has implemented a special traffic plan. During the Poson week, fish and meat shops and liquor stores in Anuradhapura will remain closed.
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