Sinhala-Buddhist temple to replace Kaa値i temple in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 13:51 GMT]
A massive Sinhala-Buddhist complex is planned by the occupying Sinhala military at the site of an ancient Kaa値i temple of Eezham Tamils at Verukal in the Eechchilam-pattai division of Trincomalee district. A five-feet tall Buddha statue has already been installed at the site where the Kaa値i temple, called Malai-neeli-amman, is located. Huge stone slabs have now been brought and stored at a two-acre land of the Saiva temple for the construction of a Buddhist temple. About 10 acres of land will be eventually appropriated for the Sinhala-Buddhist complex, news sources in Trincomalee said. Seeing precedents in the other parts of the occupied country of Eezham Tamils, the local Tamils of the ancient village that has public buildings, schools etc., are now afraid that they would be chased out and would lose their village permanently.

When the LTTE was controlling the territory, it had built a communication tower at the top of the hillock there for its broadcasting services that were covering parts of Batticaloa and Trincomalee districts.

When the Sinhala military captured it in 2007, it destroyed all the facilities and installed a Buddha statue there.

Huge stone blocks are now brought from other areas to the site, in order to claim Buddhist antiquity for the site and to build the Sinhala-Buddhist complex, news sources in Trincomalee that are familiar with the Sinhala State痴 modus operandi said.

The hill has an ancient temple with a statue of the Mother Godess Kaa値i that is called Neeli-Amman, and also called Malai-Neeli-Amman, as it is in the hill.

Worshipping Mother Goddess in the name of Neeli Amman is a cult of much antiquity among Tamils and it is found throughout the country of Eezham Tamils. The worship is popular among the Malayalis of Kerala too.

In fact, a form of the deity, Pazhaiyanoor Neeli of Tamil literary fame, is the royal deity of the rulers of Kochchi, in Kerala, as could be seen in their palace at Mattancheri in Cochin, now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Ironically, the brand of genocidal Sinhala-Buddhism that operates with mania in erasing the religious, linguistic and cultural traces of Tamils in the island, and the Sri Lanka government that directs the entire operation, receive recognition and patronage not only from the Congress government in New Delhi but also from the BJP and its Chief Ministers, Tamil civil society sources in Trincomalee said.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains 蘇uman rights limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed 壮ubstantial changes to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing 壮overeignty and 創on-aligned foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils sovereign rights
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=36253