SLA installs Buddha statute in Tamil village in Mannaar district
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers have installed a Buddha statute in Pa’ndivirichchaan, a traditional Tamil village two km from Madu St. Mary’s Church in Madu Assistant Government Agent division in Mannaar district. Residents uprooted during SLA offensive two year back have been recently resettled in Pa’ndivirichchaan.
SLA soldiers have begun regular worship at the site where the Buddha statute is installed.
SLA has installed similar Buddhist shrines in Vanni after occupying it after the war on Vanni in keeping to Sri Lanka government’s intention of converting Vanni into a Sinhala Buddhist area.