The Iranaitheevu people, who were struggling for more than one year, to release their ancestral lands in Iranaitheevu have scored a great victory, in the government allowing them to resettle, in their own lands in Iranaitheevu.
After struggling for more than one year at Iranaimathanagar in vain , they went to Iranaitheevu directly with white flags and continued their struggle there.
The Secretary to the Ministry of Resettlement who went to Iranaitrheevu to meeting the people announced the good news that the Government granted permission for them to settle in their own lands.
The Secretary to the Ministry of Resettlement, Additional Secretary to Ministry of Defence,The commander of the Navy, Commanding Officer of the North Central Region, District Secretary, Kilinochchi, Divisional Secretary , Pooneryn and MPc, Thavanathan went to Iranaitheevu to meet the people and in the meeting the Secretary announced this news. While announcing this news he said we have already taken the decision to settle you, in the meeting held on 4th, but we were unable to announce the decision when you came here.
The Navy will stay here for anti-Drug smuggling operation and we will allocate 7 – 8 acre for them from state lands, without taking over people lands, he said.
The people, who received the announcement with tears of joy, immediately broke into a song thanking Mother Mary. Later they went and worshiped in the church. They also rang the church bell continuously for some time.