I am very pleased to send this message of greetings on the occasion of the festival of Deepavali celebrated by the Hindus throughout the world, symbolizing the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. They celebrate this with much joy and happiness by lighting lamps and illuminating their homes and places of worship, stated President Maithripala Sirisena sending a message marking Deepavali.
Jain and Hindu believers celebrate Deepavali with the sacred light of truth that wins over the darkness of evil. The true meaning of Deepavali is found in overcoming lies with the truth, hatred with love, evil with goodness and defeat with victory.
Bangladesh Defence Adviser Commodore Syed Maksumul Hakim paid a courtesy call-on Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at BMICH, yesterday (16th Oct.).
National Building Research Organization (NBRO) due to the rainfall within the past 24 hours, which exceeded 100 mm, has issued landslide warnings for Eheliyagoda and Neluwa Divisional Secretariat Divisions in Ratnapura and Galle Districts.
The Navy renders its fullest assistance to the joint national effort for elimination of drugs launched under the direction of President Maithripala Sirisena to create a country free of drugs, stated Navy media yesterday (15th Oct.).
Sri Lanka under the unity government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict and political instability.