Iranaitheevu people are engaged in a struggle demanding they be allowed to settle back into their own lands. They were met by the Jaffna Bishop, Rt.Rev. Justin Gnanapragasam and the Leader of EPRLF, Suresh Premachandran, day before yesterday.
In a context of the Army has occupied their lands and houses, in Iranaitheevu in Poonakary DS Division of Kilinochchi District, the residents of the area got displaced and living in Irranai Matha Nagar, in Nachchikudah for several years, now.
They are engaged in continuous struggle demanding their lands be released and they be allowed to resettle into their own lands.
Yesterday, on the 17th day of the struggle Suresh Premachandran , the Leader of EPRLF met the people and had discussion with the people. Former member of the Colombo Municipal council, S.Baskara accompanied him on this trip.
The Bishop of Jaffna, Rt.Rev.Justin Gnanapagasam also paid a visit to these people and inquired about their needs.