Archaeological monument demolished in Kilinochchi

17 September 2018 08:55 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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An archaeological monument in Kilinochchi is reported to have been demolished by officials of the local authority in the area on a request made by Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP S. Sritharan.

Officials of the Karachchi Pradeshiya Sabha in the Kilinochchi district said that Mr. Sritharan had for the past three years been requesting them to demolish the site.

Mr. Sritharan was reportedly present when the site was bulldozed. This archaeological monument is believed to have been erected during the Polonnaruwa period. (Romesh Madusanka)

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  • Sri Lankan Tamil Monday, 17 September 2018 10:41 PM

    Its sad to note that these types of racists are still holding political seats. I am a Tamil and mad about it. Why won't the IGP arrest and lock Sritharan a LTTE sympathizer?

    Rajiesh Monday, 17 September 2018 10:57 PM

    Its sad to see tna politicians behaving so cheap. At a time when they should guide northerners towards economic and social prosperity, they are just poisining the northern people with racist speeches, vote based racial politics. What did this politician do for the same district affected by drought? I am tamilian but i am sad to see these politicians doing such barbaric acts

    LAW Monday, 17 September 2018 10:57 PM

    what a shame as an elected representative of the Tamils to have such a zero perception to historical sites. he has destroyed an archaeological site. Remember you have also caused a haemorrhage to reconciliation. If this is how you contribute to reconciliation efforts I must say you are in a very poor state of providing leadership to the Tamil people. I PONDER HOW PRABHAKARAN LEFT IT FOR A COWARD LIKE YOU TO DESTROY.

    Siyarata Monday, 17 September 2018 11:09 PM

    Isn't This Blatant racism ? Can we expect coexistence only from Sinhalese ? what a reverse discrimination !!

    Kanishka Monday, 17 September 2018 11:39 PM

    Why has there been comment by the Archaeological department about the act of criminal vandalism?

    sivalingam R. Monday, 17 September 2018 11:44 PM

    if someone bulldoze the jaffna library, how would they react? they should arrest them as this is a crime!!

    Arnold Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:27 PM

    When the economy is going down they increase these racist activities to cover it up.

    Robert Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:42 PM

    Do not lie to ppl this was eracted by military after 2009 don’t fool Tamils

    Haramanis Tuesday, 18 September 2018 02:06 PM

    Dear Robert and Arnold. Please do not aggravate the consequences of this foolish, thoughtless racist act by even more racist statements

    Insane Tuesday, 18 September 2018 03:39 PM

    There was a BBC sinhala fact finding done the above incident and it was found out that this had nothing archeological value in the monument but rather was developed during the post war era with an ancient design. This demolition is done by passing all statutory requirements.

    Varuna Koggalage Tuesday, 18 September 2018 04:57 PM

    This is very disturbing. But reading most of the comments by Tamil Sri Lankans here, I feel we still do have littel hope for our dear motherland.

    sathees Tuesday, 18 September 2018 05:11 PM

    This archaeological site is not demolished by LTTE! They did control this area for a long time! Thus LTTE is not racist, but TNA is!

    Ranjith Tuesday, 18 September 2018 06:07 PM

    We cannot compare demolishing an 8 year old structure with burning down one of the most important libraries with more than 50,000 ancient Tamil history books by Srilankan minister and his police in 1982.

    Will Wednesday, 19 September 2018 03:50 PM

    All there attempt is to push South to retaliate,but government should take steps according to the law of the land,to stop this without cuddling them


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