Tamil Diplomat

Yogeswaran for Hindu temple in Katchatheevu

Sri Lankan Tamil MP S. Yogeswaran has suggested construction of a Hindu temple at Katchatheevu ceded by India to Sri Lanka under an agreement in 1974.

“Tamil outfits would also be urged to take up the issue,” he told reporters in Madurai, India. The islet has a church where devotees from both Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu offer prayers during the annual festival in February.

Yogeswaran, on a visit to Madurai, said: “Compared to the Rajapaksa government, the present Sirisena government is better in rehabilitating Tamils and also in treating them. But it should further improve.” (PTI )