We staged a protest rally in Colombo demanding the release of our hereditary lands, but no concrete answer has been provided to us, said the people of Iranaitheevu. The Iranai Ttheevu people engaged in a struggle demanding their hereditary lands and to allow them to stay in Iranaitheevu and engaged in fishing.
Without being provided with a solution, the people of Iranatheevu are continuing their protest for the 115 day today. The struggle has changed into our lives now. The Navy has acquired our hereditary lands and enjoying all the products therefrom.
We are in the roads like orphans. A solution regarding our lands should be given to us soon. We cant get withered in roads while the Navy is enjoying all the comforts of our lands, they said.