Sri Lankans in Singapore celebrate Deepavali
Celebrating Deepavali, the festival of lights, at the Ceylon Sports Club in Singapore on Sunday, 18th November 2012, Sri Lanka High Commissioner for Singapore Ferial Ashraff stated that "as human beings, the true conflict between good and evil lies within us and that is where we should light the brightest of lamps so that they may shine forever and never go out" .
In keeping with Tamil tradition, the entrance and main hall of the event was decorated with flowers and lamps. Dancers from the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society and Shri Shenbaga Vinayaka Saive School , performed a series of dances invoking the blessings of Lord Ganesh, Lord Siva, Lord Krishna,and Lord Murugan on the audience.
Hindu representative of Singapore's Inter-Religious-Council Srinivas Rai had also addressed the audience. Among the members of the Inter-Religious Organization Venerable Dr. Karadetiyana Gunaratana, Imam of the Ballavi Mosque, Mr. Syed Hassan Alattas, Mr. Lig Kin Huat representing Taoism, Ms Susie Wong representing Bahai and Mr. RussiGhadiali representing Zoroa were also present at the celebration.
At the end of the event guests were invited to a traditional Hindu meal.
- Asian Tribune-