A group of Sri Lankan Tamils in Jaffna will break over 1,000 coconuts and light as many candles to bless Hillary Clinton, saying the Democratic presidential candidate’s win would be important for the future of the minority community.
“We will break 1,008 coconuts on November 8 to bless her ahead of the US election. We expect her to win the election,” M K Shivajilingam, a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) member of the Tamil-controlled northern provincial council, said yesterday.
The event will take place in Jaffna’s historic Kandsamy Kovil in Nallur. There will also be lighting of 1,008 candles at the Jaffna Cathedral, he said.
Tamils in Sri Lanka believe they can find political solution only with the intervention of the US and Hillary’s win would be important for the future of the minority community in Sri Lanka, Shivajilingam said.
The Obama administration has extended its support to the reconciliation efforts promised by President Maithripala Sirisena to Tamils.