18th January 2018

Sinhala Buddhicisation stepped up in Kumpu’rup-piddi of Trincomalee North

18th January 2018 // 0 Comments

[TamilNet, Monday, 15 January 2018, 22:48 GMT] The Divisional Secretary of Kuchcahve’li administrative division in the North of Trincomalee district has come under pressure—direct harassment as an informed civil source described it—from the SL Presidential Secretariat in Colombo this week. The harassment is meted out on Mr P Thaneswaran after he had questioned the legality of intruding Sinhala Buddhist monks, who fenced off a public bareland at Kumpu’rup-piddi East on 02 January. Kumpu’rup-piddi, a traditional coastal Tamil village with findings of pre-Christian pottery sites, probably from protohistoric period, has been subjected to systematic Sinhala Buddhicisation as well as corporate exploitation by the occupying Sinhala State, especially after the genocidal war on Vanni in 2009. The Eastern coast from Kokku’laay to Trincomalee [Satellite Image courtesy: Google […]