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Exposition of Tooth Relic at Dalada Maligawa

By Lakna Paranamanna
An exposition of the Dalada, (scared tooth relic) will be held at the Dalada Maligawa on March 6 and will continue until March 16.

The initiative is conducted by the Tourism Ministry with the collaboration of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB). “The exposition is being held after five years, and we are expecting about 20,000 foreigners for the event, in addition to thousands of local tourists,” said Deputy Tourism Minister Faizer Mustapha. He said that the event would be advertised locally as well as internationally through the media including the internet.

Various facilities will be provided by the Dalada Maligawa as well as the SLTPB for the devotees and the foreigners who attend the event. “We have taken measures to provide special facilities such as mobile toilets, pure drinking water and free lunch and dinner packets, as well as infrastructure facilities for the people who arrive in Kandy during the period of exposition,” said the Diyawadana Nilame, Nilanga Dala Bandara.

Mustapha also added that since Milinda Moragoda was appointed as the Tourism Minister, he has been introducing new projects to enhance the tourism industry in Sri Lanka through initiatives based on Buddhism. “So we expect that the exposition would be a wonderful opportunity to enhance the tourism industry if Sri Lankan too,” he added.

He also said that the people from the Eastern areas are showing a special interest and enthusiasm to attend the exposition since they are being given this rare opportunity after a long period of time.