When the Survey Department officials visited Mathagal to survey private lands near Mathagal Navy Camp, for its extension, area people gathered at the spot and put up a great struggle against them.
The Survey Department people had come to survey a land of a private person. People opposed the attempt and finally the Department officials withdrew away abandoning their attempt. Tension prevailed for some time in the area.
Police and Navy personnel were found massed at the spot during the struggle.
former NPC Minister, Ananthy Saseetharan, Lawer Kanagaratnam Sugash, PS Member Sivaneswary were among the protestors.