The attempt to rob people’s land for use by the Navy was defeated by the strong opposition of people.
TNA, TNPF, and EPDP jointly engaged in this counter action.
The notice of acquisition was issued to 4 families regarding the 62 lachchams of land located in Ward 7 , Mandaitheevu.
Following this former NPC member Vinthan Kanagaratnam and the youth Front of Island sector ITAK undertook action to express opposition to this land robbery.
In a continuation of this effort, members of the youth fronts of constituent parties of TNA, stalwarts of TNA, Vinthan Kanagaratnam, E.Saravanapavan, S.Sritharan, P.Kajatheeban, along with TNPF’s K.Sugash,N. Kandeepan, Velai PS chairman of EPDP were present at the spot yesterday.
When the Jaffna Survey Department Officials attempted to survey this land, a joint opposition was expressed and officials could not survey the land. Police requested the people to cooperate with the surveying attempt. However, the people said surveying could not done with the owners informed the Survey Department Officials in writing that they have not consented for the acquisition. Following this the officials abandoned their attempt and returned back.