Vavuniyaa protesters: Colombo wages new war through genocidal archaeology

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 22:56 GMT]
Eezham Tamils in Vavuniyaa took to the streets on Tuesday, opposing the move by the SL Archaeology Department to seize their hilltop of ancient heritage at Vedukku-naa'ri. The protesters vowed to fight against the unilateral move by the unitary state to Sinhalicise their ancestral heritage. “From annihilation of Language through setting fire to Jaffna Library to the slaughter in Mu'l'livaaykkaal, the process was genocide,” a placard said. “Today, it is Vedukku-naa'ri, tomorrow it will be Nedunkea'ni Aiyanaar,” questioned another slogan.

Vedukku-naa'ri protest


“Racial occupation of the past evolves into a religious occupation,” the protesters said adding that the SL State is waging war against Eezham Tamils deploying the Department of Archaeology and the unitary constitutional ‘foremost place to Buddhism’ clause.

The protest, organised by the trustee board of Aathisivan temple at Vedukku-naa'ri, has drawn the broad participation of people from all walks of life.

The protest was staged in front of the Divisional Secretariat in Vavuniyaa North.

The SL State should immediately scrap its plan to erect Sinhala Theravada-Buddhist vihara at the locality, the protesters said.

Vedukku-naa'ri protest
Vedukku-naa'ri protest
Vedukku-naa'ri protest
Vedukku-naa'ri protest
Vedukku-naa'ri protest
Vedukku-naa'ri protest
Vedukku-naa'ri protest


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