The Poson Aloka Pooja organised by the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited at Mihithale for the 53rd year will be held on a grand scale this year.
The celebrations connected with the Aloka Pooja is co-sponsored by the Ceylon Electricity Board and will be held from May 30 to June 30.
Abans Limited, Bank of Ceylon and Dialog have joined hands to make the event a success.
The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, Lak Handa and the Independent Television Network will telecast the event live. The Mihintale shrine is being renovated with the support of Dialog.
Sri Lanka Army Regiment personnel are participating in the whitewashing of the Chaitiya.
Special bus and train services will be available. There will be free travel facilities via rail-bus service from Anuradhapura to Mihintale.