Hindu temples in danger of becoming Buddhist Viharas – NPC member

Hindu temples in Mullaithivu district are in danger of being turned into Buddhist Viharas, Northern Provincial Councillor T.Raviharan has claimed.

Speaking at a special session held at the Northern Provincial Council on Thursday, Mr Raviharan said since the end of the armed conflict in May 2009, eleven Buddhist Viharas have been built by state in Mullaithivu district.

State and military officials are now engaged in forcibly installing statues of Buddha in the Hindu temples of the district, Mr Raviharan further claimed.