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Nadungamuwe Raja gets armed military security

Guarded by police and army officials, the majestic tusker, Nadungamuwe Raja, the bearer of the casket containing the sacred tooth relic at the Esala Maha Perahera, commenced its long trek to the Sri Dalada Maligawa.

The journey of nearly 100 kilometres to Maligawa in Kandy from his home at Nedungamuwa in the Gampaha District takes him and his mahout nearly five days but it’s a journey on foot done at a leisurely pace.

Following come concerns raised, the tusker was seen today on the streets with armed Army soldiers providing security.

 

Pic by Protect Eco Wild Life