A Buddhist shrine has been opened by the Sri Lankan Army in Vavuniya north’s Kanagarayankulam, reports Uthayan.
The post-2009 Buddhist colonisation campaign started off with scattered emergences of Sacred Fig trees and the popping up of Buddha statues around the Vanni and Jaffna areas, some of which have been expanded into full scale Viharas.
The Kanagarayankulam shrine has been described as a huge statue, on a large mount under a newly planted Sacred Fig tree.
It is reported that the opening of the shrine is a forerunner to the proposed building of the ‘Sri Sambuddharaje Vihara’.
See more on the proliferation of Buddhist shrines in the North here.
A Sri Lankan military soldier is suspected to have perpetrated the rape of a 7 year old girl in Nedunkeni, Vavuniya, reports Uthayan.
The incident led to a protest by local Tamils, demanding that the culprit be arrested.
Sri Lanka's Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister, Mervyn Silva, has decided to launch a hotline for public complaints, reports Colombo Page. The hotline would allow the user to choose their language of choice,