The Parishners of st. Victories Church, Pesalai had complained that the Navy was planning to grab 3 acres of church lands.
Vettimankulam Colony is located to the east of Pesalai at 4 Km. from Pesalai. This colony of an extent of 210 acre belongs to the Mannar Diosese and documents pertaining to this land, like deed, property schedule and survey map are in possession of the Mannar Bishop.