Thousands of people participated in a massive mass protest against the planned Sinhala colonization undertaken by the Mahaweli Development Authority in Mulaitheevu, yesterday and expressed their opposition to Mahaweli Development Authority.
The Anti- Mahaweli Heritage Council had put out a call to a struggle, against the establishment of planned Sinhala colonization by encroaching and occupying the Lands of the Tamils.
Political Parties and public Organizations having pledged their support for the call, a mass protest rally was held yesterday under the aegis of The Anti- Mahaweli Heritage Council at the Karaithuraipattu Pradeshiya Saba ground.
All shops in Mulaitheevu town was closed in support of the Rally.
Placards with the following slogans were carried in the Rally through the town:
* We want our lands!
* We don’t want Mahaweli scheme!
* Stop planned Sinhala Colonization’s!
* Stop grabbing our lands!
* Good Governance stop your devastating acts!
Thousands of people including Members of Parliament, Provincial Ministers, Members of Provincial Council, Religious Dignitaries and the general Public.