that darkness in all hearts and minds of people would disappear
and rays of peace and harmony would illumine the lives of all
throughout the year, Jaffna soldiers and civilians celebrated
DEEPAVALI in high profile in the Jaffna city centre on Tuesday,
November 13th night.
streets in the city were decorated with colourful electric bulbs
and coconut oil lamps by the soldiers serving under the SF-J.
The main function took place in front of the central bus stand
on the Hospital Road around 7.00 p.m. where Commander Security
Forces Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Mayoress
Jaffna Mrs. Yogeswari Pathgunarasa, Assistant Government Agent
Jaffna Mrs. S. Theventhra, DIG Jaffna Erick Perera and a few distinguished
guests lit the traditional coconut oil lamp at auspicious time.
A large crowd
gathered at the venue to attend this significant Hindu celebration
of light or Deepa.
to Hindu belief, Lord Krishna defeated Asuras in a battle which
symbolizes the victory over evil.