The people of Kokkilai held an attention drawing demonstration in front of the District Secretariat, Mulitheevu, against the robbing of their ancient lands and handed over a memorandum, calling for action be taken against the robbing of their lands.
The people went in a procession from the Mulaitheevu courts to the District Secretariat and handed over their memorandum to additional Government Agent, K.Kanageswaran.
They have said in their memorandum that the ancient agricultural lands where they have undertaken cultivation for three generation had been acquired by Mineral Sands Corporation. on the other side the Navy had occupied large extent of their lands and establishing Navy camp. Apart from these, fishermen from the south , with the collusion of the Army and are building houses illegally on agricultural lands of the people.
The people had requested the GA to recover their lands for them.