Commander Raksha was not one bit bothered about the great loss caused. He was only encouraged to continue fighting. He always tried to boost the morale of his soldiers. He used all types of tactics. A number of enemy fortresses were destroyed. Overcoming all the obstacles in his way, he marched on, till he reached the village named Ambala. He had to fight both day and night.
As the sound of the 'kasa karayas' (whip crackers) is heard, the crowd gets excited. They had come from far and near, hours ahead to occupy a vantage point from where they can view the grandest pageants of all – the Sri Dalada Perahera – held every year in the hill capital during the month of Esala (August).