Sri Lankan military to construct a Buddhist temple in Madhu

The Sri Lankan military is planning to construct a Buddhist temple close to the Marian shrine in Madhu, Mannar.

As a first step, a statue of Lord Buddha has been installed outside the Sri Lankan military-run restaurant functioning by the Marian shrine.

Meanwhile, two civil society groups in Mannar district have written to the Northern Provincial Council, urging it to take immediate steps to halt the construction of the Buddhist temple.