Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa noted the spiritual victory of light over darkness as Sri Lankan Tamils and Tamils around the world celebrate Deepavali today.
“Happy #Deepavali to those celebrating the Festival of Lights in #lka and around the world. Lighting a lamp at this joyous occasion, symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Have a happy, safe and peaceful Deepavali,” Rajapaksa tweeted.
His tweet was accompanied by an image of him and wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa lighting an oil lamp.
Shiranthi Rajapaksa was dressed in a colourful saree and had a pottu on her forehead to mark the occasion. (Colombo Gazette)