Firework clip available on YouTube. Song is ‘Colours’ by Hot Chip
They were shooting fireworks near the port, to celebrate Deepavali (Diwali) I think. The last fireworks I remember was the LTTE sending attack planes and anti-aircraft guns strafing the sky. So this is an improvement. Deepavali is a Hindu festival, but like anything else people end up celebrating together. My neighbors had lights all around their doors. Muslims were wishing people on Facebook.
Deepavali is basically a Tamil/Hindu festival here, but probably my favorite thing about diversity is that you get a lot of holidays. Sometimes food even. In Sri Lanka you get the full assortment of Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim holidays celebrated, with cultural and communist and global ones thrown in. Not a bad deal really.