Moothoor Muslims oppose construction of Buddhist vihare

[TamilNet, Monday, 30 July 2007, 01:45 GMT]
Muslim residents living close to the metal quarry located at third milepost in Moothoor division are taking action against the construction of a Buddhist Vihare in their village, and Dr.A.M.Thoufeek, Chairman of the Moothoor Pradesya Sabaha, said that the Muslim people consider the attempt to build the Buddhist temple an act of aggression, media reports in Moothoor said.

Dr.Thoufeek is also a former Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) parliamentarian of the Trincomalee district.

SLA has stopped removing limestone granite from the said metal quarry and several hundred Muslim people employed in the quarry have become jobless overnight.

SLA authorities have told local Muslim leaders that the ban on removing limestone granite from the quarry has been imposed on the instruction of higher authorities, according to media reports.

Now steps are being taken to construct a Buddhist Vihare on the top of the quarry under the pretext that some ancient Buddhist scriptures had been found on the rock.

Dr. Thoufeek had said that he would never allow the construction of the vihare in the area, media reports said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.10.17 23:26  
Tamil political prisoners incarcerated in Colombo go on hunger strike
22.10.17 21:55   Photo
Colombo seizes more lands for Sinhala colonisation in Trincomalee through engineering Tamil-Muslim divide in East
21.10.17 21:46  
Unitary constitution imposing choice irrelevant to fundamentals needs rejection by Tamils
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=22862