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Sri Lankan army opens Buddhist temple in North-East

The Sri Lankan army declared open a Buddhist vihara that it constructed in the Tamil North-East last week, proclaimed an official military website.

Sri Lankan troops from the 661 brigade constructed the Buddhist vihara in Pooneryn (Poonakari), where Buddhist monks and soldiers held a religious ceremony at the opening on the 29 July.

“Financial contributions” from the 661 brigade and troops from other divisions were also involved in the construction, according to the Sri Lankan army.

The Sri Lankan military has continued to engage in the building of Buddhist temples across the Tamil North-East.

See our earlier posts:

Sri Lankan army opens newly constructed hall at Buddhist temple in North-East (23 Jun 2015)

Buddhist temple being constructed in Mullaitivu despite ban says NPC councillor (21 Jun 2015)

Sri Lankan military continues to build Buddhist temples in North-East (10 Jun 2015)

Construction of illegal Buddhist temple halted (13 Jun 2015)

 Arrests at protest against army-built Vihara (05 June 2015)

Silent war against Tamils through Sri Lanka's military occupation finds US think-tank (28 May 2015)