Shrine to the Virgin Mary found vandalised in Jaffna

A shrine to the Virgin Mary in Maniyamthoddam in Jaffna was found vandalised and its statue smashed yesterday (17).

The police state that CCTV footages show that an unidentified man wearing a sarong and a shirt was seen smashing the shrine but, since it was early morning the footages do not clearly reveal his identity.

Police said they were investigating the incident.

Local residents say the shrine has been attacked before.

Fishermen living in the area usually pray to this shrine before going out to sea.

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