The Nedunkerny police has stated that the Archaeological Department had informed that temple cannot be constructed and worship done at Vedukkunary Malai and any worship could only be held at 400 meters away from the Vedukkunarymalai in Vavuniya North.
The Temple administrators that police summoned them to the police station and informed them of the reply of the Archaeological Department.
A Lingam of Sivan known as Aathi Lingeswarar is found on the Vedukkunarimalai. Bramhy letters linked to the history of the Tamils are also found on this hill. Five generations of Tamil had worshipped there.
In this context a ban was announced by the Archaeological Department that nobody could go the Vedukkunarymalai. However Police intervened and people were allowed to worship there. A ban has been imposed on the renovation of the Temple and new construction.
People held demonstrations in front of the Vavuniya North Divisional Secretariat \demanding the temple area be get released to them and they be permitted to worship there. They have also decided to hold the annual festival on 7,8 and 9th of this month.
Further it has been informed that the festival could be held with the permission of the Department and no announcement could be made through public address system.