Pillaiyar Statues have been broken by vandals in several places in Mannar and the tills of Catholic Churches broken in.
The Pillaiyar statue which was installed in front of the Thallady, Mannar runway on the Mannar – Jaffna Road, had been broken up by vandals for the 4th time, during the early hours of yesterday.
The above said statue was broken up on the 17th of last month and action was taken by relevant factions to renovate and reinstall the statue immediately.
Meanwhile, a pillaiyar statue that was installed at the Nayattuveli junction on the Jaffna – Mannar main road had been broken up for the third time.
Further the pillaiyar Statues that were installed on Pallamadu – Uyillankulam main road, Aandankulam junction and near Manthai West Pradeshiya sabai had been stolen by un-identified persons.
At the same time the till of the Manthai church had been broken into and the offering stolen.
Although, Mannar and Adampan police are inquiring about the vandalism and the theft in church no suspect had been arrested so far.