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Protestors want conserving of Dagaba in Kinniya stopped

16 July 2019 11:05 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A tense situation was reported at the archeological site where the hot water springs are located in Trincomalee after a group of protesters led by TNA MPs S. Sridaran and S. Yogeshwaran attempted to forcibly enter the site in protest of a Dagabo being constructed at the site.

The people who visited the hot water springs were trapped for several hours after the police closed down the entrance roads with barricades.

Security in the area was strengthened with additional STF and army personnel and anti-riot squad being deployed in the area to control the situation.

The protesters said there had been a Shiva Devalaya close to the place where the Dagabo is located.

The police had obtained a court order banning any protests in the area after realizing that two groups were organizing protests.

However, the protesters attempted to forcibly enter the site despite the court order which led to the tense situation. (Amadoru Amarajeewa)

  Comments - 4

  • country man Wednesday, 17 July 2019 09:21 AM

    Are the water cannons and baton charges only for the SINHALESE students,

    kudson Wednesday, 17 July 2019 09:41 AM

    here we go again dont we have enough dagoba,s plenty of dagoba,s in need of repair religious extremism is getting to be too dangerous in this country

    Nagul Wednesday, 17 July 2019 09:43 AM

    And thats how you can twist the story and write. And it's not Kinniya, its Kanniya. Without knowing the place name properly you wrote the story wrong. Well done...

    WE PATRIOTIC SINHALA BUDDHISTS ! Wednesday, 17 July 2019 10:18 AM

    This type of protests is bound tohappen if the army , not only starts constructing temples, but also goes around planting buddha statues in every nook and corner in areas in the north and east. not even inhabited by a single "sinhala buddhist"

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