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Paa’nama model envisaged to Sinhalicise Ukanthai in East

Paa’nama model envisaged to Sinhalicise Ukanthai in East

The SL government move to construct a Buddhist temple adjacent to the Saiva-Vedda, Murukan temple at the Ukanthai hill sanctuary is now abandoned after heavy protests by Tamils in Ampaa’rai district of Eastern Province, but Sinhalicisation of the place continues unabated following the model of another Tamil village Paa’nama, 16 km south of Ukanthai that is now dominated by Sinhalese, news sources in the East said. In front of the Ukanthai Murukan temple, in the one and a half acres…

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Ampaa’rai Sinhala administration schemes Buddhicisation of Saiva-Vedda site

Ampaa’rai Sinhala administration schemes Buddhicisation of Saiva-Vedda site

Ampaa’rai Sinhala administration schemes Buddhicisation of Saiva-Vedda site Occupying Sri Lanka’s Government Agent in the Eastern Province’s Ampaa’rai district, Mr Neil de Alwis, who held a meeting with the Va’n’nakkars (trustees) of the historic Saiva shrine at Ukanthai-malai last Wednesday, has asked the trustees to cooperate with the SL authorities in constructing a Buddhist stupa, at a one and a half acres plot of land, 400 meters close to the Saiva shrine, informed sources in Ampaa’rai told TamilNet this week….

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3 Saiva temples simultaneously plundered of idols in Batticaloa

3 Saiva temples simultaneously plundered of idols in Batticaloa

3 Saiva temples simultaneously plundered of idols in Batticaloa Unidentified squads that came in heavy vehicles to three Saiva temples in Ka’luvaagnchik-kudi in Batticaloa district on Saturday midnight forcibly entered the temples and robbed the temples, stealing historic bronze statues, golden plates, jewellery and cash. Civil sources in the district suspect that the attack on temples, following the recent protest against the move by Buddhist extremists to install a Buddha statue at the entrance to the Batticaloa city, has been…

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