People are undertaking paddy cultivation and other cultivation in the Thethavadi area of the Mannar Manthai PS area for more than last 10 years.
From the year 2000, people had settled in the area and had cleared and cultivated the state lands nearby , got displaced during the war and then resettled. They cultivate tomatoes and chilies in these lands and finding their livelihood.
Meanwhile the Forest Department has planted their boundary stones and has ordered the people to get out from the lands they have cultivated, before October this year.
People were shocked and don’t know what to do as they are compelled to get out from lands they have cultivated and liver for years.
People are requesting that the lands they have traditionally cultivated be made available to them.