The people of Udayarkaddu and Kepapulavu of Mulaitheevu District in Vanni Region had risen against and had held demonstrations against the Army, yesterday.
The Udayarkaddu people’s struggle was against the Army demanding that they stop using the waters of Udayarkaddu Kulam and Kepapulavu struggle was for demanding the Army to get out from people’s lands.
The Farmers and people of Udayarkaddu demonstrated demanding the stoppage of Army drawing water from Udayarkaddu Tank. This demonstration commenced at 9.00 am at the Udayarkaddu Junction, with people holding banners and placards with slogans.
Religious worships and attention drawing demonstration, demanding the release of all the lands of the people currently held by the Army be released. Religious dignitaries, Parish priests, Political leaders, people who lost their lands and other people participated in the religious observations and the demonstration that filled it. The meditation and religious observance and the protest which started at 10.00 a.m. were concluded by noon.
We undertook worship and protest demanding that all lands robbed by the Army be released and justice delivered to affected people. We are undertaking a unjust struggle. All should support us beyond racial and religious borders, said Arumugam velayutham, the Organizer of the days events.