PM notes spiritual victory of light over darkness on Deepavali

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)


  1. Since the independence 72 Diwali have passed, but light seems far away in South Asia.

    South Asia has an uncontrollable population but limited resources, this creates internal fights among the people to get a hold of limited resources, including bribing. It also makes dependency on the West for jobs and other financial assistance. This keeps the Western world dominant power intact. In contrast, China controls the population and enhance its citizens’ knowledge, skills and ability, so the Chinese people can compete with the West. This is a worry to the power monsters in the West and the Western leaders love South Asia, because of its utter failures. South Asia has created billions of people but hasn’t got resources to make them successful. It has no political will to use the largest human resources as China does. It has no chance to compete with the West, Russia or China. South Asia does not even have one university ranked within 100 in the world. It hasn’t got a permanent seat in the United Nation’s Security Council, even though it has two billion people. It had only one gold medal in 2008 Olympic games, but didn’t get a gold medal in 2012 and 2016. It hasn’t hosted an Olympic Game. It has two billion people, but the leaders have no solution. The leaders don’t have a solution, because the West wants no solution. The political system is making the leaders to go with the flow, in order to keep the votes. If they talk change, the opposition fear mongering the people to enhance their vote bank. They are unable to change anything significantly. South Asia can’t achieve a sustainable development growth, until South Asia stop believing the foreign political system which was introduced by the West to keep South Asia under the Western powers. The Western system will not work unless South Asia has developed its people’s knowledge as the West has done it for the last 700 years. South Asians got tricked by the West and following a useless system.

  2. Mr Prime Minister..

    Please retire and look after your health…
    You have done enough..
    It’s time to relax and enjoy life.
    As Buddha said , There is a time period for everything..
    Siyalu dey nasena sului..
    Thung haya Jayathi SOKO..!

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