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Pillaiyar statue vandalised in Batticaloa

A Pillaiyar statue located on the street of Chenkalady border in Batticaloa has been vandalised and tossed on the side by unknown individuals.

The statue had recently been placed there on the side of the street of the Chenkalady border by the Uthayasuryan Supporting Committee.            

Members of the Uthayasuryan Supporting Committee said they observed the statue had been vandalised at around 6am in the morning. They said they had last seen the statue in a normal state when they walked past at around 8pm last night. They claim the attack had taken place at around midnight last night. 

A similar attack had taken place earlier this week in Vavuniya, where a Christian shrine was vandalised by unknown persons in what locals believe was carried out in attempts to cause a rift between Tamils by creating religious division in the region. Police investigations are being conducted for both of these incidents.

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