A large crowd was seen at the HIRU Uththama Dhathu Wandana programme organized for the 4th year by HIRU TV and HIRU FM in view of the Vesak Poya Day, as it embarked on the second successful day yesterday.
The conveyance ceremony of the Kapilawasthupura sacred relics of the Lord Buddha from Sri Subhothi Vihara in Waskaduwa to the sacred grounds of Muthiyangana took place at an auspicious time on Saturday.
Escorting of the relics to Nuwara Eliya commenced this morning.
Commencing at 6.00am the sacred relics were carried in a vehicle parade through Bandarawela, Welimada, Keppetipola and will reach Nuwara Eliya between 11.00am to 1.30 pm.
The relics will be displayed at the Nuwara Eliya Buddhist Center and from 3.00pm to 5.00pm they will be carried to Sri Manthindaramaya in Pussellawa.
At 6.00pm the sacred relics will be escorted to Shaliyala Viharaya in Gampola.