Kokkilai is an area where Sinhalese people lived. A Vihare could be constructed there. Nobody can question that. There are Buddha statue in every other junction in the North. No body to worship those satues. Buddhist religion did not teach anything like that. You cannot hit across the face of the Tamil people. , said Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne.
He was answering medias questions on the controversial Buddist vihare in Kokkilai.