Sri Naga Vihara Development Foundation Chief and Northern province Chief Sangha Nayake Ven Meegahajandure Gunaratana Thera, yesterday called for the opening of the A9 highway, to provide an opportunity for devotees in the South to worship Buddhist Temples in the North.
The Ven. Thera said it had become difficult to maintain temples including the Sri Naga Vihara, which is so dear to the Buddhists of this country. He said thousands of devotees had visited these Viharayas in the North when the A9 was opened in 2002.
The Ven Thera also condemned the CID probe on UNP MP Jayalath Jayawardena, who had been responsible for the Daham Charika from the South to the North in 2002.