Buddhist monks and devotees have started coming to the Kurundimale temple premises since yesterday to hold religious rituals, according to reports from Muaitivu.
As tensions are running high between Buddhists and Hindus, a large contingent of police personnel has been deployed in the area to prevent clashes between religious devotees.
The Buddhist monks who came from the south held an Ashirwada pooja together with a large number of devotees at the Kurudumale temple, and as a result of this pooja, it was difficult to hold the Pongal festival at the temple premises, which are adjacent to each other.
A large number of posters had been put up protesting against the Pongal festival, and when the Pongal festival was disrupted by the people from the south, the Mullaitivu Tamils held a demonstration and shouted slogans against the people who came from the south.