Inappropriate Perahera items will be removed immediately: Minister



Immediate action will be taken to remove Perahera items that are incompatible with the religion and culture, Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Minister Vidura Wickramanayake said.

The minister said this upon a media inquiry regarding the Perahera items that are offensive towards certain professions seen at some Poson Peraheras.

The minister said that he will take steps to prevent such items from being performed in the future and that he will also take steps to prevent the introduction of items that are harmful to the culture in the Peraheras to be held for Esala Poya.

He said that by the end of June, the Perahera organizing committees will be informed through all the cultural officers of the new decision and to inform the ministry if there is any preparation to hold a Perahera.


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