The People of Iranaitheevu have raised questions as to why the government giving lame excuses for not releasing the soil, where our ancestors had lived for more than a century on their own resources.
We have undertaken a struggle demanding the release of our ancestral lands for more than 7 months. We have continuously requested the former Government from the time we were resettled to release our lands and pave the way for us to live peacefully.
Then they said that we had been given alternate lands and hence not to ask anything about Iranaitheevu. We have engaged in the struggle for our lands continuously for the last seven months.
Although the government showing some goodwill signs, it is dragging the time with regard to the release of our lands.
Currently they are saying the survey work and identification tasks are being carried out. But we request that our lands be released before the Christmas season so that we could celebrate the Christmas in our own lands, said the Iranaitheevu people, engaged in the 7 months old struggle.