Demolishing the Pillaiyar Temple in Kanniya area and building a Vihare on it amounts to a Cultural Genocide, said the former CM of NPC, C.V.Wigneswaran.
The act of building a Vihare in a more than 1000 year old ancient Tamil area , with open disregard to opposition from Tamil people politicians and Civil Organizations is like hacking the minds of Tamil people.
Archaeological Department, Mahaweli Author, National Housing Authority, Forest Department, Wild Life Department and the Army are well orchestrated in engaging in distorting the historical evidences of the existence of the Tamil people, introducing Buddhist relics, Sinhalization and Buddhistization Colonization of Tamil areas ably aided by the Government.
Not only Kanniya is affected but also many places in North and East are affected like this he had said.
In the Kilinochchi Campus of the Jaffna University a large Vihare is being built with Government money under the guise of necessity for worship.
Hence our politicians and our officers should act with more care, he has said.