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No other religious symbols except Pillaiyar was in existence at Neeraviyadi, Raviharan assures Police

No other religious symbols except Pillaiyar was in existence at Neeraviyadi, Raviharan assures Police

Former Northern Provincial Council member, T.Raviharan revealed to the media after the police inquiry that he had categorically stated to the police that, only Pillaiyar Temple was in existence at the Neeraviyadi Aettam in Naayaaru, Mulaitheevu and no other religious symbol was there in the past periods.On 14th of this January are people went to Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar temple for Pongal Offering. On the same day foundation stone was laid for the reconstruction of the temple.

On a complaint from the Buddhist monk who had encroached into temple premises and constructed a vihare and other buildings, the Mulaitheevu Police had called me for an inquiry. I  have categorically stated to the police that, only Pillaiyar Temple was in existence at the Neeraviyadi Aettam in Naayaaru, Mulaitheevu and no other religious symbol was there in the past periods. Hence, stories of Buiddhist or any other religious symbols being present there cannot be accepted.

Raviharan had visited the Police Station in response to the police summons and the inquiry last around one hour, it is reported.


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