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Sinhalisation of Jaffna: Buddhist temple to be built in Thaiyiddi

Sri Lanka’s colonial governor for Northern Tamil Eelam has laid the foundation stone for a Buddhist vihara (temple) in Thaiyiddi, Jaffna district.

The event took place yesterday evening, shortly after the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to neighbouring Mailiddy village.

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Although there are no Buddhists living in Thaiyiddi, the Sri Lankan government is going ahead with its plans to build the Buddhist temple, claiming a Buddhist temple previously existed in the area.