Poson Poya which marks the day that Buddhism was  introduced to the country by Arahat Mahinda   was celebrated  in a low-key manner  due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Missing were the thousands of devotees who usually gather at temples on Poson Poya Day.

Here are some scenes from Poson Poya day  yesterday.

The few who braved the restrictions to make it to temple 
The oil lamps at Kalaniya Raja Maha Viharaya light up the temple premises 
Some Poson lanterns were seen on the road sides 
A lantern maker puts finishing touches to a intricate creation