A Buddah statue has been suddenly installed in the spot where the Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Temple was located earlier in Nayaru, Semmalai , with Army protection.
Area people said that the statue was installed on Thursday night with the help of the Army Official. During the rule of the Mahindha Government, this area was declared as the property of Archaeological Department in the year 2013. Further an attempt was made to build a Buddhist Temple there, against which the area people had filed a case and undertaking protest struggle against it.
After Mahindha had been appointed as Prime Minister, with total regard to a previous court order, the statue has been installed.
People say this is the first episode of a Buddhistization drama to be staged after the takeover of the Mahindha clan.