February 10th, 2010
SRI LANKA, February, 2010: Local Hindus and Hindu cultural organizations are shocked and surprised over plans to demolish around 27 Hindu temples and ancient cultural monuments due to a road expansion program from Jaffna-Kankesanthurai. Opposing voices against the destruction point out that cultural symbols of Tamils should not be demolished under the guise of development process.
The All Ceylon Hindu Federation (ACHF) has taken steps to prevent the demolishment of twenty seven Hindu Kovils and cultural monuments under the developing process of Peninsula - KKS main road. As a result ACHF has met the Governor of Northern Province Major General G. A. Chandrasiri and has requested them to take alternative measures to prevent such demolition.
Neither Tamil Ministers nor Tamil Parliamentarians have spoken regarding this matter so far.