The Tamil people in their numbers who went to Kanniya Temple were prevented from entering the Hindu Temple premises there, where the Sinhalese are attempting to build a Buddhist vihare with the conjunction of the government.
Sinhalese with the aid of the Archaeological Department are distorting the existence of a Tamil Buddhist University there in ancient period and trying to convert the identity into Sinhala traditions.
Following the above atrocities, Tamil youth present there were highly agitated and tried to break through the blockade. However, Then Kayilai Swamigal pacified them and held a worship at the blockade.
Full scale tactics were adopted by the police to stop the people from going to Kanniya . For example a Bus from Mulaitheevu was checked in 8 places and people minutely subjected to body checks at each spot. Riot squad and Army were massed near the temple premises. Police had also obtained an injunction against people entering the temple premises and Tamil people were stopped showing that order. However hundreds of Sinhalese were allowed to go in.