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Vesak In Pictures

Crowds visiting the Vesak Zone at the Seemamalakaya of the Gangarama Temple.
A person browsing through a collection of masks in Wattala.
A group of men gather to raise a large Vesak lantern. Both Buddhists and Tamil devotees from the Panchikawatte, where a temple and kovil are located next to each other, come together to celebrate and decorate the area.
Larger crowds flocking to watch the lanterns at the Seemamalakaya of the Gangarama Temple.
Person adding the final touches to the lanterns, prior to that night’s event. Seen at on Bauddhaloka Mawatha. This year’s Vesak was celebrated on a large scale after a lapse of four years. Many of those who made a living out of the event are now struggling to return to it due to many economic challenges.
A physically challenged person making lanterns for a living. Seen in Orugodawatte.
Volunteers preparing seeni sambol for a dansal. Seen in Borella.
: An ice cream dansal at the Gangarama Temple.
Pandols were a rare sight in Colombo this Vesak. Seen in Dematagoda, the only exception that attracted a large crowd.

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