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Death of Tusker “Eka Danthiya”

“Eka Danthiya”, the majestic tusker of the Sri Dalada Maligawa who carried the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha in the Dalada procession died yesterday.The tusker which was 50 years old was donated by Wimala Kannangara.

Eka Danthiya has participated in the Dalada procession for past 40 years and carried the Sacred Casket of the Tooth Relic in the Daval Perahera which is conducted the day after the conclusion of the final Randoli Perahera.

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