Sudden erection of Buddha’s stature at Irakkamam; Tamils, Muslims oppose

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:11 GMT, Oct 29, 2016 |

A group comprising Buddhist monks and people today has placed a stature of Buddha at a hill at the village of Irakkamam in the district of Ampara.

Irakkamam is a village where Tamil and Muslim people live. They area residents raised concerns and opposed the move of the placement of the stature.

The group allegedly told the residents that they have rights to place Buddha stature anywhere in the country.

It is said that the Sinhala community had previously placed such statures and moved Sinhalese people to the areas and settled around and capture the areas.

Meanwhile, though the residents informed the Tamil and Muslim politicians, no one came to the sport.