The people of Iranaitheevu have said that rare herbal plants and cattle are being smuggled to other areas from Iranaitheevu and have requested that action be taken to prevent this smuggling. Around 75 families had resettled into Iranaitheevu coming under Poonakary Divisional Secretary’s area of Kilinochchi District , after 22 years of displacement.
Further, around 100 fishermen are staying for engaging in fishing.
In this context, rare herbal plants that naturally prosper in Iranaitheevu are being smuggled out by outsiders. Further large number of cattle that abandoned earlier and multiplied in their numbers are also being smuggle out by boats, said the people staying in Iranaitheevu.
Meanwhile sands found in abundance along the costs of the island are being smuggled out by boats and that a police post should be established in the island to counter these smuggling.