Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J), which has launched an initiative to renovate 100 Hindu temples in the Jaffna District, completed the 20th shrine with the renovation of the Thelippalai Muththumari Amman Hindu Temple.
A special ‘Pooja’ at the Army-renovated above Kovil was attended by Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake, together with the Security Forces Commander – Jaffna last Friday(30).
The renovation work of this temple, sponsored by Parthy Kumaraswamy, a Hindu devotee and philanthropist, residing in the UK, was entrusted to the SFHQ-J a few months ago after expressing his full confidence in the capacity and professional expertise of the army, subsequent to a meeting the donor had with Maj. Gen. Hettiarachchi.
The project for renovation of those religious places of worship began three months ago after it was observed that many of those temples were badly in need of repairs. Since then army teams, attached to separate battalions in the District have been carrying out renovations under the guidance of Kurukkals (priests).