The continuous struggle undertaken by the Kepapulavu people demanding the release of the ancient habitats continued for the 138th day yesterday.
The government which is taking action to settle Sinhala and Muslim people is turning a ‘Nelsonian eye’ on us who are withering on the street for five months, said the people in anguish.
The struggle is being undertaken demanding the releasing of 482 acre lands belonging to 138 families, which are under the control of the Army now.
We demand that the lands on which we have lived for eight generation be released to us. Activities for releasing the lands should be expedited. Is the government is adhering a lethargic trend regarding our problems just because we are Tamil people, said the people with disgust.
As we undertaking a continuous struggle we are unable to undertake neither fishing nor agriculture and this is affecting our economy they said. It is notable that no solution has been suggested although the struggle had gone on for 5 months.