No National Park or Sanctuary will be set up in residential lands of people, in Nagar Kovil which is a part of Vadamaraddchchi East, but it will rsmain a Natural Reserve, said the minister of WildLife and National Park,Gamini Jayawickrema Perera.
The minister gave this assurance in a discussion held at the Jaffna District Secretariat, which was held to discuss basic problems in establishing Sanctuaries and National Parks in the North including Jaffna District.
Chunikulam people have appealed not to take over their residential lands. A high level committee will studythis problem and decision will be taken after they submit a report after studying the problem directly.
Until a decision is taken there will not be any interference by officers but the sand mining will be stopped immediately, he said.