Activities have been undertaken to acquire 18 acre lands belonging to people, in Mandaitheevu East (J/7) of Velanai Divisional Secretary’s area for establishing the main camp of SLN Velusumana.
The Navy which occupied Mandaitheevu in 1991 grabbed 18 acre of agricultural lands with fresh water resources, belonging to people and now with an intention of acquiring these lands permanently had sent letters to the owners.
It has been informed that the lands will be surveyed on the 11th .
Meanwhile, the people engaged in activities to prevent acquisition have announced that a mass protest demonstration will be held in Mandaitheevu East area on the 11th and had requested all to participate in this protest demonstration.
It is notable that on a context where the President and the Prime Minister had promised not to acquire any land in the North and despite MP, Sritharan writing to the President to stop immediately, land acquisition in Mandaitheevu, action for acquiring land had been expedited.