Tamil Diplomat

Acquiring land for the army in full swing: 20 lots acquired in 3 weeks

While on one side the releasing of lands to the owners is progressing at a slow pace, acquiring lands for army is in full swing at a great speed and without much fanfare.

This activity is accelerated very much during the last two months, with at least 20 lots acquired in the last three weeks. Of course, they were acquired under legal procedures.

The ear – marking of the lands were undertaken during the Mahindha Regime and actions were taken to survey these land and following the opposition of the owners and politicians these activities were suspended. These activities were accelerated after the new government came to power. It was reported that, these activities are taking place without the consent of the land owners.