Some 1560 Hindu temples destroyed
| Date: 19980331
About 1560 Hindu temples have been damaged and rendered useless while 240 Hindu temples have been totally destroyed due to ongoing war in the North and east. According to the memorandum forwarded to the director general of the UNESCO by the Hindu Religious Priest Organisation of the North East Province.
Organisation further alleges that most of the Tamil and Sanskrit Scriptures, both printed and in manuscript, stone and metal figures have been destroyed.
The memorandum sent to UNESCO include annexures giving detailed particulars of Hindu shrines destroyed during the 14 year conflict.