Sinhalese youths vandalize Saiva temple in Upcountry

[TamilNet, Thursday, 14 May 2009, 04:53 GMT]
Gangs of Sinhalese youths smashed the Pi値値aiyaar statue in front of Vaddav値ai Murukan temple and broke the wall around the temple in Hatton police division in upcountry Wednesday during the early hours, according to complaints made by the temple trustee board to Hatton police Wednesday morning. In a similar incident in Rakwana district the annual festival of Sri Muththumaari Amman temple had been suspended due to threats by Sinhalese youths.

Though the police were informed by phone about the vandalizing of Vaddava値ai Murukan temple the Pi値値aiyaar statue and the wall had been completely smashed before the police arrived, the chief priest said.


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