Hindus in the Vanni district are opposing a planned destruction of a rock they have dedicated to God Ganesh.
They have been making post-harvest offerings to a stone pillar at Puvarasankulam in Vavuniya, which had gone missing and a statue of God Ganesh is in place since.
Now, the divisional secretary has given approval to an outsider to start a quarry there to excavate for granite.
Following protests by the people, DS N. Kamaladasan and Pradeshiya Sabha chairman T. Yogarasa visited the place on March 08.
DS Kamaladasan promised to raise the matter with the Archaeology Department and the Environment Authority.