Opinion
Jaffna Vihara pinnacle

It was very heartening to read the news item in the Sunday Observer (page 1) of February 24, 2002 wherein it was stated that the only Buddhist temple in mainland Jaffna would be reconstructed. It was also stated that the Ministry of Rehabilitation would conduct a survey of all ancient Buddhist monuments in the peninsula which are in ruin. The entire information which the Ministry requires in this connection is available in the book written by late Mr. Cyril Mathew titled "Sihaluni Budu Sasuna Bera Ganimu!" Printed by J.F. and I Printers in 1981. The dynamic minister in charge of rehabilitation would no doubt issue the necessary instructions to his officials, to rehabilitate the ruins referred to in the above book.
D. C. Abeyratne


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