Dialog Axiata Extends its Support to the Sri Dalada Perahera for the 17th Consecutive Year

September 12th, 2023         Colombo


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Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, reaffirms its commitment to preserving and celebrating the country's rich cultural and religious heritage by once again extending its support to the Kandy Esala Perahera, also known as the Sri Dalada Perahera or the Festival of the Tooth. This revered festival, which took place from August 21st to 31st, stands as one of Sri Lanka's oldest and most revered religious celebrations, held annually in the month of Esala.

This grand procession pays homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic and its guardian deities, including Gods Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama, and Goddess Pattini. The procession serves as a collective prayer for abundant rains to nourish crops and ensure the prosperity of the nation.

Despite the considerable crowds of spectators who journeyed from various regions to witness this remarkable event, Dialog went the extra mile to provide its customers with the convenience of enjoying the festival from the comfort of their homes through live broadcasts on Dialog Television.

In its efforts of preserving and promoting Sri Lanka's heritage and culture, Dialog has been a long-term patron of a multitude of events across the country, contributing to the upliftment of Sri Lanka’s rich cultural history. This year will the 17th consecutive year Dialog Axiata has extended its support to the historical Kandy Esala Festival and the procession of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Kandy.