Heritage-genocide was motive behind scrapping of Tamil centre at Nalloor, Jaffna

[TamilNet, Sunday, 30 December 2018, 22:58 GMT]
The SL Governor to North Reginald Cooray in November instructed to remove the plaque off the wall of the Tamil Heritage Centre, which had been launched by the democratically elected Northern Provincial Council (NPC) under the former Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran in October 2018. The initial set of cultural artefacts that were showcased inside the building have been dumped at an abandoned room of the Teachers Training College at Koappaay. Although the plaque was removed, the board was still standing inside the premises of the Nalloor Stana C.C.T.M School near Muththiraich-chanthi in Jaffna in November. However, this too has been later removed from the locality.

The Tamil Heritage Centre has been discarded by the SL Governor to Jaffna Reginald Cooray at the behest of the Sinhala Buddhist monks, an informed academic source at the University of Jaffna told TamilNet.

The Centre was launched in a building that belonged to the Provincial Education Ministry. The building is located in the same premises of the Stana C.C.T.M school and was administratively under the domain of the NPC's Education Ministry.

The initiative to launch the heritage centre had come from the NPC Education Minister in his cabinet Dr K. Sarveswaran of the EPRLF.

Heritage Centre
Photo taken at the opening ceremony on 18 October 2018 when NPC Chief Minister Justice C.V. Wigneswaran ceremonially declared the opening of the Heritage Centre. The plaque has now been pulled off the wall of the building.
Heritage Centre dismantled in Jaffna
Heritage Centre dismantled in Jaffna
Board at Heritage Centre dismantled
The board was also dismantled a few days after the removal of the plaque
The plaque was removed in November and dumped at a store room of the Education Ministry of the NPC
The plaque was removed in November and dumped at a store room of the Education Ministry of the NPC


Related Articles:
18.10.18   Tamil heritage projects launched as NPC's last-minute manoeu..


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.10.19 23:24  
SL Navy silently extends occupation of coastal lands at Kirimichchai in Batticaloa
20.10.19 23:58   Photo
Sinhala supporters of Gotabhaya encroach into pasturelands in Batticaloa
19.10.19 23:31  
Pentagon steps up maritime defence trade with India, UK seeks IOR opportunities
18.10.19 23:43   Photo
Monk backing Gotabhaya wants Tamil owners to stay away from their lands in interior Batticaloa
17.10.19 19:14   Photo
SL Police resorts to violence in grabbing lands of Tamil fishers in Batticaloa North
16.10.19 23:19   Photo
Chennai Connect and Eezham Tamils reminding Tamil Nadu to assert Tamil geopolitics
15.10.19 23:50  
Colombo destroys dairy-farming economy of Eezham Tamils in Batticaloa
14.10.19 23:48   Photo
Tamil parties in North-East stipulate ‘acid test’ terms to SL presidential candidates
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=39298