A new Buddhist place of worship was constructed in Pooneryn, Kilinochchi, by the 661 brigade which is stationed there .
This vihare had been constructed near the HQ of the 661 Brigade. The Commander of the 66Division Major General Wickramarathne declared open th vihare on 29th of last month.
This vihare was constructed on the orders of the OC of 661, Lt.Col. Ekkanayake, with the financial contributions of the officers and with the human resource contributions of soldiers.
It is notable that a large number of such vihares are being constructed by the Army men in the North and East after the end of the war.