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Special transport services launched for Mihintale pilgrims ahead of Poson Poya

June 18, Colombo (LNW): Special public transport services have been implemented to facilitate pilgrims visiting Mihintale Temple ahead of Poson Poya, observed on Friday (June 21).

Sri Lanka Railways yesterday (17) inaugurated a complimentary train service from Anuradhapura to Mihintale, launched under the supervision of Minister of Transport Bandula Gunawardena.

This service will remain free of charge for the public during this period.

Due to ongoing maintenance work on the railway track between Mahawa and Anuradhapura, special bus services have been introduced for pilgrims travelling from Colombo to Mihintale.

The Ministry of Transport has deployed an additional 400 buses to operate between Mahawa Railway Station and Anuradhapura to accommodate the increased demand.

The National Poson Week begins tomorrow (June 18) and extends until the following Monday (24).

The Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs has arranged various activities for Poson Poya celebrations centred around Anuradhapura, Mihintale, and Thanthrimale.

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