Reconstructed Thanthai Chelva statue re-opened in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 November 2011, 13:58 GMT]
The decapitated Thanthai Chelvanayakam statue was re-erected in the memorial located in Trincomalee city and opened for public from Tuesday afternoon around 3:00 p.m. The decapitated head of Chelva was reconstructed before being re-erected, according to the Chairman of the Trincomalee Urban Council K.Selvarajah. Mr.Selvarajah, and UC Vice Chairman S.Sriskandarajah garlanded the statue first and others were allowed to pay their respects.

Following a complaint made by the UC Chairman, regarding the decapitation of the statue by some mischievous elements army and police officials visited the site  and told UC officials and TNA local leaders to reconstruct the statue and open once again for public viewing, sources said.   Police and army personnel were seen in large number deployed at the site at that time of re-opening of the statue for viewing. A team of Sri Lanka Army officials including a Brigadier and police officials led by the Deputy Inspector General of Police were present at the time.

Thanthai Chelva statue re-opened
UC Chairman and Vice Chairman are seen garlanding the reconstructed Thanthai Chelva statue

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