Lankan MP pitches for Hindu temple in Katchatheevu

KatchatheevuParliamentarian Chinnathambi Yogeswaran has suggested construction of a Hindu temple at Katchatheevu ceded by India to Sri Lanka under an agreement in 1974, the Times of India reported.

Tamil outfits would also be urged to take up the issue, he told reporters in Madurai.

The islet has a church where devotees from both Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu offer prayers during the annual festival in February.

Yogeswaran, on a visit to Madurai, said compared to the Rajapaksa Government, the present Sirisena Government was better in rehabilitating Tamils and also in treating them.

“But the ties should be improved further,” Chinnathambi Yogeswaran added. (Colombo Gazette)