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Unable to anchor boats as Myliddy Harbour is not fully released, accuses resettlement group

Unable to anchor boats as Myliddy Harbour is not fully released, accuses resettlement group

The Group for Resettlement said that as Myliddy harbor was not fully released, boats are unable anchor there in large number. Without releasing the harbor fully, the government is making false propaganda that the harbour has been fully released.

On 3rd of July last year, 54 acre land was released in Myliddy North Grama Officer division. Mostly lands where no people lived had been released like this. The residential area is still under the control of the Army.

In this context, part of the Myliddy harbor which had been said to be released is still under the control of the Navy. Because of this, less number of boats is operating through this harbor, said the Committee for resettlement. A Navy sentry post has been established near the harbor and the Navy is conducting surveillance from there. As the Navy is also using the harbor , with the available small space fishermen are finding it difficult to carry on their trade freely, said the Committee. Further, they said that only if the residential area is released , fishermen could settle in and carry out their fishing. It amounts to cheating, when the Government say the PPT – Ponnalai read is released and allow only  buses to operate on the road.


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