10 acres of land in Mannar Manthai Thiruketheeswaram belonging to a private person had been encroached and a Buddhist Vihare has been built on it.
It has been announced that this Vihare which has been constructed illegally is to be opened on 29th by president Maithripala Sirisena.
Dissatisfaction is being expressed by several factions regarding this.It had been warned that if the state will come for opening of the Vihare, a black flag siege will be conducted against him.
The President of the Federation of Mannar Public Organizations has sent a letter to the President Maithipala regarding the matter. It had been stated in the letter as follows;
This Vihare was built when the Army occupied the area in 1991. After 2009 the Army removed the main Army unit from here. A small army camp is constructed here to protect the Vihare and the Buddhist priest. The construction is being carried out with the assistance of the Army.
On 18.01.2012 , the construction was banmned and the permit for construction was cancelled by the Buddhist Affairs Department. The construction was resumed in your regime.
Your Hon was elected by Tamil votes and you trying to hoodwink the same Tamil people.
Why should a Buddhist Vihre be built in an area where no Sinhalese ever lived. This construction should be stopped immediately
You are trying to bring in Buddhist supremacy and pay lip service to Reconciliation to hoodwink the International Community.
If our request is excluded and the said opening is held we will hold a black flag demonstration against you.