The Sri Lanka
Army conducted a series of events in many areas within the Jaffna
Peninsula on 06th November 2018, in line with the Deepavali Festival.
The events took place on the directions of Commander Security
Force - Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi.
The Jaffna Fort was lit up with more than 1200 Illumination lights
while the access road to the Weerabhadra Kovil in Chavakachcheri
was also lit up by the Army following a full cleanup of the Kovil.
A Kovil Pooja was also held to celebrate the occasion.
In addition, civilians in Kankesanthurai enjoyed a traditional
treat of Milk - Rice followed by a musical extravaganza at the
beach in Kankesanthurai which was also lit up and decorated. Video
clips describing the importance of Deepavali were screened at
the entrance to Palali cantonment in Kadduvan. Military Personnel
and a large number of civilians enjoyed the celebrations which
were undoubtedly huge efforts towards rebuilding the once-lost
ethnic harmony in Sri Lanka.