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Attempt to place Buddha statue after demolishing the foundation of Pillaiyar Temple at Kinniya, Trincomalee

Attempt to place Buddha statue after demolishing the foundation of Pillaiyar Temple at Kinniya, Trincomalee

Attempts are being made for last one week to demolish the foundations of the Pillaiyar Temple located near the Kanniya Hot Springs, by a group led by a Buddhist monks.

In a context where the particular spot being claimed by the Archaeological Department, questions have been raised as to how a Buddhist temple could be built on the spot.

Even after the District Secretary promising that the construction effort will be stopped, the attempt is being continued, said the priests of the Thenkayilai Aatheenam. Such transgressions  being undertaken under Emergency laws,  is giving much inquietude, they said.

Attempt to place Buddha statue after demolishing the foundation of Pillaiyar Temple at Kinniya, Trincomalee


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