Colombo prepares to seize entire hill-top of Maththa'la-malai in Kooniththeevu

[TamilNet, Sunday, 14 January 2018, 23:14 GMT]
The Archaeology Department of occupying Colombo has instructed the SL Police Officer-In-Charge of Champoor, Trincomalee, that the entire hill-top of Maththa'la-malai in Kooniththeevu, including the traditional Murukan temple of the village deity of Tamils, should be considered as Sinhala Buddhist site of archaeological heritage, according to an informed source close to the SL Police.

Although the Tamil people of Kooniththeevu are being currently allowed to enter their temple and engage in daily prayers, they would soon be forced to shift their temple out of Maththa'la-malai as a consequence of the Sinhala Archaeology policy, the source further said.

In the meantime, official land documents of the temple have been transferred away from the Divisional secretariat before the detained temple trustees were released from police custody on Thursday.

Anyone challenging the decision of SL Archaeology Department would be dealt with arrests and there would be no bail to those who get arrested under the concerned acts of vandalism at archaeological sites, the SL police has told the trustees of the temple.

A section of activists in Kooniththeevu have also been warned by the civil officials from the office of the SL colonial Governor to East Rohitha Bogollagama, the villagers said.

SL policemen operating under Champoor Police OIC are manning the site both day and night and the temple trustees have been strictly told not to engage in any construction activities.

Maththa'lamalai


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
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 ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial 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 ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-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
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=38930