Perahera 'live' to over 150 countries
The Tourism Ministry has granted Rs. 5.5 million to the Sri Dalada
Maligawa to arrange a worldwide transmission of the final Randoli
Perahera via satellite, covering over 150 destinations.
Tourism Deputy Minister Faizer Mustapha handed over the cheque to
Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga Dela Bandara yesterday.
The Deputy Minister said over 120 countries viewed a live coverage of
last year's Randoli Perahera through a similar arrangement aimed at
promoting Sri Lanka as a popular tourist destination.
Mustapha said the Esala Perahera was among the top tourist
attractions in Sri Lanka.