After engaging in 366 days of struggle demanding to resettle them in their own lands and after no solutions had been delivered, the people have started constructing temporary sheds in their own lands and settling in them.
30 families which have braved into Iranaitheevu have started to construct temporary sheds and to live in them. We have engaged in these activities to improve our livelihood. We should be granted opportunities to freely settle in our own lands, they said.
After undertaking their struggle at Iranaimathanagar in Mulangavil for more than a year, they went in 50 boats to iranaitheevu after 26 years and continued their struggle there. Since no constructive results were found they decided to stay in the island and continue their struggle. They are there now for more than a week.
Few politicians and public Organizations had visited them and provided them with some assistance. They have put up temporary sheds and cooking their meals in them. They have also lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission against the local state officials who had not paid their attention over them.