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Navatkuli Vihare – Relic Tower – controversial visit of 300 ‘Ravana Balaya’ Bikkus

Navatkuli Vihare – Relic Tower – controversial visit of 300 ‘Ravana Balaya’ Bikkus

In a context where the Chavakachcheri Town Council had banned the construction of the relic tower at the Samuthy Sumana Vihare , 300 Bikkus of the Ravana Balaya  is to come to Navatkuli for blessing pooja today.

It is feared that tension might be caused in the area because of this visit.

The Blessing pooja is to be held at the Navatkuli Vihare, in the Sinhala settlement at Navatkuli under the aegis of the above extremist religious organization.

In a context where violence has been unleashed continuously against Tamil and Muslim people and the a series of disturbances caused by the same organization in Vavuniya some time back, this matter of constructing the relic tower also will be taken up in the NPC sitting today it is learnt.

But the Viharathypathy of the Navatkuli Vihare said that the 300 bikkus are travelling to Nagavihare in Jaffna and that he has no connection with any demonstrations to be held anywhere today. I want to live peacefully with Tamils he said.


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