The Security Forces have decided to release 111 acre belonging to the people and the Vatapalai – Puthukudiyiruppu road soon. As important buildings of the Security Forces are located in areas densely populated by people, the release of these buildings have to be taken up in the next stage meeting with the President and Prime Minister, said TNA MP, M.A. Sumanthiran.
In accordance with the decision taken at the meeting held at the Ministry of Defence on last Monday, a meeting for Mullaitheevu District was held yesterday at the Mulaitheevu District Secretariat. The meeting which started at 2 p.m. which went on for half an hour and followed by a visit to the land for identification of lands.
Commenting on the meeting, Sumanthiran said that the Forces were suggesting about alternate lands and compensations, but we strongly told them that this meeting in not for discussing such matters. Forces said that they have decided to release 111 acre belonging to 67 families on the left side of Vattapalai – Puthukudiyiruppu main Road. While saying that as they had to transfer their equipment, it will take some time, they also said that all actions taken to release them soon.
People had live densely on the other side of the road where the camp of the security forces is located. The release of those lands had to be taken up in the next level. The part of the Vattapalai – Puthukudiyiruppu main Road curtailed inside the camp will also be released, he further said.
However, the people said their land demarcation had been rendered unidentifiable, the forces are living in luxury of swimming pool and other facilities on their lands. Coconuts had been heaped and they are using all what is belong to us, and this makes the release doubtful, they said.It is also notable that the people’s representatives were also not allowed to take their hand phones into the Camp.