A resolution was passed in the Coordinating Committee of the Odduchuddan Division that all cemeteries seized in Mullaitheevu District with immediate effect.
Two cemeteries in Odduchchuddan Divisional Secretary area have been seized by the Army and Forest Department.The resolution was made that these cemeteries should be released to for the use of people.
The cemetery at Vedukkunary in Odduchuddan had been occupied by the army for the last 7 years. The area people are using cemeteries in neighboring villages which are several kilometers away. Another cemetery in Mankulam is in a jungle area. The Forest Department had claimed that the cemetery and the path to it belongs it and denied access to them for people.
The resolution was for releasing these cemeteries. The resolution calls both these factions to come forward to release the cemeteries immediately for the use of people.