Dinasena Rathugamage –
A complaint has been lodged with the Mullaitivu Mulliyawalai Police alleging that a group had demolished a war memorial in the Vellamullivaikkal area in Mullaitivu this morning (13).
A Catholic priest who was present at the site said that the monument had been demolished by a group of people after returning to commemorate the first day of the week to commemorate the war dead.
The war victims will be commemorated on May 18 by lighting lanterns in front of the Vellamullivaikkal Monument.
The incident is reported as follows.
A group of Catholic priests and members of several other organizations have come to the Vellamullivaikal area in Mullaitivu last night (12) to light lanterns despite the public ban on the corona epidemic.
The Army and the Police had come and explained the situation to them, but the visitors had said that one person at a time would go and light the lamps at that place.
The security forces had given permission for it, but they had then loaded a lorry with a large marble plaque stating that they wanted to build a new one on the site.
The security forces did not give permission for the incident and the group had an argument with the security personnel and they had left the scene.
A few hours later, a group of priests arrived and told police that a monument to the victims of the war had been demolished about six years ago.