Protest march in Jaffna against Kantharodai Buddhist Vihare construction

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 February 2003, 15:03 GMT]
The Confederation of Valikamam South Public Organizations Wednesday conducted a protest march condemning the construction of a Buddhist Vihare at Kantharodai in Jaffna district by the Sri Lanka Army. The protest march, which commenced Wednesday morning from Kantharodai, arrived at Uduvil Divisional Secretariat around afternoon, sources said.

Hundreds of people participated in the march with slogans condemning the Buddhist dominated Sri Lanka Army engaged in constructing Buddhist Vihares in the Tamil dominated northeast province wherever they have camped, thus paving way for the distortion of the Tamils' history, sources said.

Later, a public meeting was held at the Uduvil Divisional Secretariat premises presided by the President of the CVSPO Mr.T.Kumaravelu. President of the Confederation of the Jaffna District Peoples' Organization Mr. S.Cyril spoke.

At the conclusion of the meeting a memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister was handed over to the Uduvil Divisional Secretary, sources said.

"The construction of the new Buddhist Vihare at Kantharodai under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Army is a violation of human rights. We are not against Buddhism nor we are against the Sinhalese. Today, at places where there are army camps and wherever Bo trees are coming up the statues of Lord Buddha are placed. If such activities continue Tamils would be forced to cast doubts on the government's intentions and it's commitment to the peace process. Hence we appeal to you to take immediate steps to cease such hostile activities", said the memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister.

Kantharodai is located near Chunnakam west of the main Jaffna - Kankasanture road.

 

Latest 15 Reports
25.09.17 19:22  
Political prisoners resume hunger-strike as Colombo transfers hearings to Anuradhapura
24.09.17 22:26   Photo
Colombo's ‘State Land’ seizure to affect thousands in Vadamaraadchi East
23.09.17 09:46   Photo
Tamil children massacred by CBK's Sinhala Air Force remembered in Jaffna
22.09.17 23:32   Photo
Sinhala colonisation stepped up, genocidal system cannot be transformed through ‘consensus’
21.09.17 22:14   Photo
Champoor Tamils’ security, livelihood threatened by US military partnership with genocidal Sri Lanka
20.09.17 23:37   Photo
Sathasivam papers on Sumerian-Tamil connections see the light of day
19.09.17 22:53  
Tamil village in Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa border Sinhalicized by Mahaweli authority, Survey Dept
18.09.17 18:18   Photo
Uprooted people find houses destroyed by SL Navy in Ira'nai-theevu after 2008
17.09.17 22:07  
Muslims oppose Colombo's ‘Sinhala-only’ policy in public administration of Ampaa'rai
16.09.17 23:49  
Families of enforced disappeared want answers, no deceptive bills to genocidal system
15.09.17 23:30   Photo
30th remembrance of Lt Col Thileepan strengthens resolve among Eezham Tamils
14.09.17 22:52   Photo
Sirisena’s Mahaweli ministry twists old records to Sinhalicize Paduvaankarai
13.09.17 16:39  
EPRLF opposes 20A to SL Constitution, ITAK duo wrongs again says Premachandran
12.09.17 23:17   Photo
Alienate lands to Sinhala colonists or face transfer: SL Governor warns Tamil DS in Vanni
11.09.17 12:10  
Risking legal action, Hakeem wants to transfer lands to Hizbulla’s colony in Batticaloa
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=8383