The attempt by the Army to acquire lands in extent of 300 acre inclusive of lands of people and state lands in the Thirumurugandy area which comes under Thirumurugandy Grama Niladhari Division in Odduchuddan Divisional Secretary’s area of the Mulaitheevu District, was foiled by the prompt action of the people of the area.
The Army which had already established a large Army Camp acquiring more than 50 acre land in Thirumurugandy Grama Niladhari Division in Odduchuddan Divisional Secretary’s area of the Mulaitheevu District, had started to erect fences in an attempt to acquire further, around 300 acre which included both private lands and state lands.
After observing the Army action, the people of the area along with the politicians of the area, including MP , Mrs. Shanthy Sriskantharasa, the chairman of the Puthukudiyiruppu Pradeshiya Saba, S.Premakanth, went to the spot and had discussion with the Army Officers and intimated to them that if acquiring attempt is continued people will launch protest struggle.
In a context where the OC of the camp being not present in the camp, his deputy had told the people that they will inform all what is said by the people to his superior.
However, the people had warned that the acquiring attempt should be halted. Else the people will launch their struggle against the acquiring attempt.