Mullaitivu magistrate S. Leninkumar issued the order yesterday (24), according to lawyer for the Buddhist temple Rohan Thalpawila.
The magistrate order the director general of archaeology to submit a report regarding the temple to the next hearing.
Chief incumbent of the Vihara Ven. Kolamba Medhalankarakitti Thera said a group of Tamils who had come in two tractors with goods forcibly built a hut in the temple premises on January 14.
They had claimed they had come to celebrate Thai Pongal in a Kovil there.
When opposed, they gave calls and many people and the police came.
The prelate says a Pradeshiya Sabha member by the name Raviharan is provoking the Tamils against the Buddhist temple.
He also says the temple had a long history, the sacred tooth relic was brought there and had five Stupas which were destroyed during the war.
The Archaeology Department has gazetted a 93 acre area as temple property on 16 August 2013, he says.
During the war, Tamils built a small Kovil in front of the temple and they are now giving it as the reason for their claim, he adds.
The Thera said the construction of a Buddha statue too, has to be suspended due to the court order.
According to TNA MP Charles Nirmalanathan, Tamils had a traditional kovil in the premises of the Buddhist temple, which he claims was built by the Army after the war.
(Pics: Madhava Kulasuriya, Vavuniya)