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Ancient Tamil temple in danger of being Sinhalised

The people of Mullaithivu have expressed fears that the Sri Lankan government is planning to Sinhalise an ancient Hindu temple in Nedunkerni.

The temple of Lord Shiva, situated at Vedukkunaarimalai, Nedunkerni, has been declared off limits to the public by Sri Lanka’s Archeology Department.

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Locals have alleged that the Sri Lankan police have warned them that anyone visiting the temple will be arrested, raising fears that the Sri Lankan government is planning to turn the Tamil temple into a Buddhist vihara.