For decades, the people in this tiny village of Buduruwayaya in the Bakamuna electorate never had electricity to light up for Vesak or Poson Poya.
However this year around the lights came on in this village for Poson Poya - the result of clever work by an enterprising young farmer.
Anil Bandara-a vegetable farmer along with some friends created a mini-hydro power system and generated electricity from a stream that flows through the village.
And at the end of it all, the group was able to light up replicas of the Mihintale Rock, a stupa, the Sigiriya rock fortress and lanterns.
Not only that the group was also able to organise a mini-ferry service over the stream using canoes to get hundreds of people to the area to witness the spectacle.
The mini-hydro power plant was created mainly using scrap iron, wires, etc., and cost only around Rs. 5,000.