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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said in Parliament today that there is archaeological evidence to prove that ‘Tamil Buddhists’ lived in certain areas of the northern province.

TNA MP S.Sritharan said that Buddhist archaeological sites had been discovered in the North after archaeological excavations.

“Some elements try to prove that these were the settlements of Sinhala Buddhists in history. Actually, they were the settlements of Tamil Buddhists,” Mr. Sritharan said.

The TNA MP emphasised the need to preserve Hindu religious sites in the North instead of trying to impose the hegemony of one cultural group on another.

He charged that the statue of God Shiva had been removed from a Hindu temple in the North recently.

“We do not accept attempts to establish cultural dominance,” he said. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

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  • Wara Monday, 12 December 2011 08:39 AM

    That means they are not Sinhala Buddhists?

    balu Monday, 12 December 2011 08:33 AM

    I don’t know about these theories but if you visit jain temples in india anyone can see strong connection of Buddhist n Hinduism. No Buddhist will remove statue of Hindu Gods as they are visible in many Buddhist temples as many also worship same.

    iceman Monday, 12 December 2011 09:22 AM

    you TNA looking another war?

    Labby Monday, 12 December 2011 09:31 AM

    So ?

    Kenny_G Monday, 12 December 2011 09:39 AM

    Sinhala Buddhist Tamil Buddhist whats the difference men. we are all human beings who are flowing a great man philosophy.

    Gayan Monday, 12 December 2011 09:47 AM

    TNA always hardcodes 'TAMIL' everywhere

    AT Monday, 12 December 2011 10:38 AM

    Why do you need proof of archaeological sites? If you visit the temples in Kotahena on poya days you can witness tamil budhists.

    Aristotle Monday, 12 December 2011 11:43 AM

    By the was if we go a bit further to the past we are all Africans and further than that, monkeys. As such we are all one and the same.

    Ruwan Tuesday, 13 December 2011 08:46 AM

    Great, then stop complaining about the rebuilding of Buddhist temples in the north. That still doesn't mean that all of Sri Lanka is for Sri Lankans, not to be divided up into homelands of different ethnic groups.

    patriotic Tuesday, 13 December 2011 09:44 AM

    This is not new still the Tamil Buddhist exist, for TNA this must be magic.


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