Kataragama Foot pilgrims arrive in Ampara

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Kataragama Foot pilgrims, who started their pilgrimage walk from Jaffna Selvechannithi Aaalayama on 4 June, received a warm welcome when they arrived at Karaithivu Kannakai Amman Aaalayam in the Ampara District, after completing the 57th day of the journey.

Karaithivu Predehsya Saba Chairman K. Jeyesiril and Advisor to the Pilgrims V.T. Sagadewarajah welcomed the pilgrims and thereafter participated in religious rituals at Kannakai Ammana Aalayama and at Siththanaikkuddi  Madaalayam.

Velsawamy Maheswaran, who has been leading the foot pilgrims, for the last 12 years, conducted the “Theepa Aaraathanai” Picture shows the pilgrims in front of Kannakai Ammana Aaalayam.

By M.A.P. Deen (Ampara)