President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says the festival of lights symbolizes the powerfulness of virtue and the futility of arrogance adding the devotees believe that the truth will prevail sooner or later, the darkness which symbolizes futility will disappear and prosperity, happiness and peace will dawn.
Issuing a message to mark the Diwali festival, the President said the Diwali festival which is celebrated with much veneration and evocation of the spiritual exchange that man has maintained with seasonal changes since ancient times, brings joy and excitement to all including adults and children alike.
The Head of State wished all Hindus in Sri Lanka and the world over happiness, prosperity, wealth and divine energy through the energy of the Panchayatana that enters into the universe with Diwali.
Hindu devotees in Sri Lanka and across the globe celebrate the Diwali festival today.
Diwali, among the Hindu community in Sri Lanka, is one of the most celebrated festivals.
The Festival of Lights signifies warding off all the shadows of darkness and bringing light into one’s life and one’s home.