Sinhala Buddhicisation targets Champoor, riddled with Sinhala militarisation

[TamilNet, Saturday, 23 December 2017, 22:35 GMT]
Two Sinhala Buddhist monks who had come from Seruwila division in Trincomalee entered into an ancient Eezham Tamil temple in Champoor of Mooothoor division on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The intruding monks made a false claim that the small hilltop of Maththa’la-malai, which is surrounded with ponds and reservoirs north-west of Champoor was an ancient Sinhala Buddhist site. The monks then high-handedly demanded the management of the temple of Paathaa’la-Vairavar, the village-deity, not to construct any structures at the locality anymore. The SL Archaeology Department was going to seize the temple on their instructions, the monks told the villagers. The occupying SL Navy had already seized the agricultural lands. The move comes after US Pacific Command has started to groom a marine force for the SL Navy. SLNS Vidura situated in Champoor is the training base of the Sinhala ‘marines’.

The occupying Colombo regime has now sent monks with the intention of Sinhala-Buddhicistion of the ancient Tamil village, Choodaik-kudaa villagers told TamilNet on Saturday.

The people from partly resettled Champoor have categorially refuted the claims of the Sinhala monks and said that the entire area was known to have places of worship for deities of Tamils for centuries.

Even the Rajapaksa regime didn’t attempt to transform the temples in Champoor into Sinhala Buddhist temples during the occupation after 2006.

But, all of a sudden, the Colombo Establishment is now trying to Sinhalicise the area, especially after it has started with joint naval exercises with the US military.

Maththa’la-malai (also known as Maththa’li-malai) is a small hilltop located between Champoor East, West and Choodaik-kudaa (Kooniththeevu) in Moothoor East division of Trincomalee district.


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