A holy event of releasing the cows which were to be slaughtered for meat, held in Akurassa on the day of Vesak. These cows have been handed over to a farmer for breeding. This holy event had been organized by Akurassa Charlette Market Forum in collaboration with the vendors from Akurassa town.
During this event, a worship took place by Kirulappana Santhanandha Thera, the in-charge of Akurassa Buddhist Centre. Following the worship, the released cows were handed over to the farmer by Akurassa Police official Deuter Abeywickrama.