Archaeological authorities have assured that holding Hindu observances at the Kurunthurmalai site is not prohibited.
A state counsel informed courts in Mullaitivu about this at the hearing of a case into a disruption of a Pongal offering at a kovil at the site also claimed by Buddhists.
Former provincial councilor Thurairasa Raviharan and other Tamil activists complained to Mullaitivu police on July 14 over the incident earlier in the day.
According to the complaints, monks and Buddhists who had gathered objected to the Hindu religious activity permitted by the Mullaitivu magistrate.
With tensions flaring, police ordered both sides to vacate, but neither relented.
Using force, police tried to drag the Hindus and Tamil political activists present there, alleged the complaint.
Despite the attempts, the religious function went ahead and the Hindus dispersed around half an hour later.