Oil anointing ceremony held at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage | Daily News

Oil anointing ceremony held at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Ministers Ravindra Samaraweera and Ranjith Siyambalapitiya anointing the elephants with oil. Picture by Oswald Godakumbura, Rambukkana Special Corr.
Ministers Ravindra Samaraweera and Ranjith Siyambalapitiya anointing the elephants with oil. Picture by Oswald Godakumbura, Rambukkana Special Corr.

An oil anointing ceremony to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, was held at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage during an auspicious time, yesterday morning.

Sustainable Development and Wildlife Minister Ravindra Samaraweera and Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya anointed the heads of the pachyderms during the ceremony.

Industry and Commerce Affairs State Minister Champika Premadasa, Parliamentarian Sandith Samarasinghe, Zoological Gardens Director General Dhammika Malsinghe, Deputy Director Renuka Bandaranaike and a large gathering including foreign tourists, watched the ritual.


 

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