The Eastern Governor should make a public apology to the conduct of his wife that has severely hurt the feelings of already trauma affected survivors of genocidal war, Tamil activists in Trincomalee commented.
Given the past criminal record of Mrs Deepthi Bogollagama, who was initially alleged of stabbing a Tamil cardiologist in December 2004 following a personal dispute involving her husband and the doctor's Sinhala fiancée at that time, the people should be taking her threats serious, especially when she was also recording the faces of the devotees who criticised her at the venue on Friday. (On her past case, although a case was filed against her murder attempt in 2004, SL Attorney General’s Department intervened seeking to mitigate the charge against the SL minister's wife from attempted murder to simple hurt while the Mr Bogollagama settled the dispute).
During the Rajapaksa regime, Mr Bogollogama was SL Foreign Minister of genocidal Sri Lanka, particularly during the final phase of war.
The location of Maththa'la-malai in Kooniththeevu, near Champoor in Moothoor East of Trincomalee district
While Mr Bogollogama was making the offer, his wife went amok on Tamil devotees.
Two Sinhala Buddhist monks visited the temple locality on Tuesday and on Wednesday making false claims to the locality as an ancient Buddhist site.
The monks who had come from Seruwila instructed the management of the temple not to proceed with any construction work as the SL Archaeology Department has been instructed by the monks to seek an interim order against all construction activities citing the discovery of a stone, which is believed to be an archaeological artefact.
In the meantime, 56-year-old a traditional Tamil poosaari (non-Brahmin priest), who is a 7th generation priest from Champoor said that the place has been only populated by Tamils and they were having the tradition of staging seasonal feasts with ritual sacrifices (vea'lvi) to Paathaa'la-vairavar at Maththa'la-malai for more than 7 generations as conveyed by his predecessors. Tamil Veddahs were one of the four communities comprising the Tamil people throughout ancient times, he said.