The surveying attempt at one of the Maveerar Thuyillumillams of Mulaitheevu District, Alampil Thuyillumillamwas stopped by the strong protest from the people of the area.
The said land had been occupied by the Army which is undertaking agricultural activities there.
In a context where strong demands had been made by the people to release the land, Army is undertaking agriculture there and it had attempted to acquire the land several times in the past.
During the LTTE period this land belonging to a private person was converted into a Thuyillumillam and thousands of Maveerars had been buried there and it was acquired by the Army at the end of the war and the Thuyillumillam was demolished.
while the people are struggling to redeem the Thuyillumillam from the Army, the Army is trying to acquire it and an adjoining land through surveying the land with the consent of the owner. The Surveyor Department officers also had arrived there for surveying purpose.
However, the parents and relatives of Maveerars, MP, Shanthy Sriskantharasa and several Members of Pradeshiya Sabas got together and prevented the surveying attempt.
The owner of this has several acre of lands. Although this is his land, our children had been buried here. Without any need, they are undertaking agriculture on the land in which our children had been buried.
People are saying that this land should be redeemed from the Army to be made into Thuyillumillam again.
Following, people’s opposition the surveying attempt was abandoned temporarily.