Navy is engaged in constructing a sand bund around the 617 acre they have occupied earlier.
At the start of this year, in a meeting held at the Mullaitheevu, Karaithuraipattu Divisional Secretariat, presided by the Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, it was announced that this 617 ace land is to properly taken over for the Navy and the owners were asked to get the compensation.
But the people of Mulliwaikkal said that they don’t want compensation and asked that their lands be given to them after removing the Navy from there.
One of the owners of the said lands, and Deputy leader of the house of NPC, Jeganathan said that, looking at the bund,it seems that the Navy had forcefully acquired the land.
The Navy had expanded this camp under the name ” SLNS Gotabhaya” and is strengthening it with Heli-pads, the people who lost their lands said.