According to the Secretary of the Gurukanda Dayaka Sabha Manel Karunaratne, due to the failure of government divisions and the police to provide a viable solution to the issue affecting the temple, its future existence is at stake.
They claim that having ample proof regarding the historic significance of the temple, a certain group had bulldozed the temple land and even threatened the monks and caretaker residing at the temple.
Police remove CCTV system
The CCTV camera system that had been installed at the Gurukanda Raja Maha Viharaya had been removed by the police, it is reported.
The police had claimed that the camera system was removed as per a court order where only religious activities were permitted at the temple and the kovil in dispute and no renovations or new fixtures could be installed.