Kandy, August 25, 2023 – As the much-awaited Kandy Esala Perahera procession approaches, we extend a heartfelt invitation to all visitors and participants to join hands in a noble endeavor – making this year’s celebration not only a cultural spectacle but also an opportunity to champion environmental responsibility. The city of Kandy, renowned for its rich heritage, is now taking a bold step towards a greener future.
With the grandeur of the Kandy Esala Perahera about to unfold, we kindly urge all attendees to carry back their plastic and polythene waste after experiencing the majestic procession. This simple act will significantly contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable environment for Kandy and beyond.
This year, our collective aim is to reduce the plastic waste collected post-perahera by an impressive 40%. By actively participating in this initiative, you can play an integral role in achieving this ambitious goal. Your commitment will not only showcase your respect for our cultural heritage but also reflect a genuine concern for the world we share.
We are immensely grateful to Ansell Lanka for their generous sponsorship of today’s project. Their commitment to a greener world aligns seamlessly with our mission to make Kandy and our planet a haven free from the scourge of plastic pollution. Through partnerships like these, we are paving the way for positive change.
Every small step we take matters, and collectively, we can create a significant impact. By returning with your plastic waste, you’re not only reducing litter but setting an example for future generations. Let’s transform this year’s Esala Perahera into more than just a splendid event – let’s make it a symbol of our determination to conserve our environment.
Your participation matters, your dedication counts, and your actions today will echo through time. Together, let’s make Kandy shine not only with the brilliance of cultural festivities but also with the radiance of environmental consciousness.