The reason for the formation of the Eastern Archaeological Task Force had been revealed by the recent statements of Ellawela Methanantha Thero, who is a member of the said Task Force. The Theroes and the military are going to change the destiny of the Eastern Province, accused former CM of the Northern Provincial Council, Justice C.V.Wigneswaran.
In a context where the statements of Ellawela Methanantha thero, a member of the President’s Task Force for protecting the Archaeological sites in the East, are causing much dissatisfaction among the Tamil people, the CM has sent a press release regarding the matter.
Methanantha Thero had revealed the purpose of formation of the said Task Force. The Task Force not consisting of Tamil and Muslim historians had been appointed to a province where majority of the people speak Tamil has a hidden agenda of identifying Eastern Province as a Buddhist region.
Sapumal Kumaraya referred to by Methanantha Thero is a Tamil named Senpakaperumal. The thero says that Koneswaram was built on a Sinhala Buddhist Vihare.
Five Eeswarams including Koneswaram(in Trincomalee), Naguleswaram ( in Keerimalai) , Thanthoneeswaram and Thiruketheeswaram ( in Mannar), existed in Sri Lanka even before the birth of Lord Buddha.
If their intrigue is successful, Sri Lanka will be classified as Sinhala Buddhist Country. They distort the history to say that the Tamils had occupied Sri Lanka.
The time had arrived now where our History and Archaeological teachers and professors to say the truth loudly , he had said.