Diwali celebrated on subdued note | Sunday Observer

Diwali celebrated on subdued note

15 November, 2020

The Diwali Festival of Light was celebrated by Hindus in Sri Lanka on a subdued note yesterday due to the restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.“ Hindu devotees across the globe light lamps and engage in religious observances with the expectation of dispelling darkness of ignorance and illuminating wisdom”, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in a Diwali message yesterday adding that,“ at a time when the entire world is facing unprecedented difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic, such spiritual ceremonies are a solace to one's mind”. Here a young mother with her offspring at religious observances at a Hindu temple in Colombo 6. (Pic by Rukmal Gamage)