Devotees requested to refrain from undertaking pilgrimages to Sri Pada in January

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Nuwara Eliya District Corona Prevention Committee today requested the public to refrain from undertaking pilgrimages to Sri Pada during January in view of the prevailing pandemic situation, Nuwara Eliya District Secretary M.B.R Pushpakumara said.

The request was made considering the high risk of COVID-19 spreading in some estates in the Hatton estate areas in the Nuwara Eliya district due to the epidemic situation. Travel restrictions were also imposed in some areas by the respective area health and security officials, he said.

Taking the current situation into consideration, although people can still engage in pilgrimage adhering to necessary health guidelines and obtaining prior approvals, the danger of getting infected by COVID-19 will not go away, the Corona Prevention Committee stressed.


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