The coronavirus outbreak  has led to the scaling down  this year’s  Vesak celebration,  but the  spirit of  Vesak has not been dampened .

While religious observances will largely be observed from homes tomorrow, devotees are busy buying Vesak lanterns to adorn  their homes from lanterns makers who braved the curfew to sell their ware.

A lantern maker hard at work 

At the Vickramasheela Pirivena in Bandaragama, novice monks  were seen making lanterns as the country prepares for a very usual  Vesak day.  

Novice monks making a Vesak lantern 

Here are some scenes that caught the eye of the Daily Post photo team.

Variety of lanterns for sale at a local market 
Novice monks putting their skills to the test