The Vanni District MP,S. Sivamohan has flared up saying that the Wild Life Department is gobbling like a crocodile the Nathikkadal Resources of Vadduvagal people. It is their livelihood provider. This is a lagoon where large number of Crabs, Prawns and fish reside in it and provide good income to people annually.
When this Lagoon in linked to the deep sea, lot of prawns, crabs and fish come into the lagoon, for breeding. Because of this sea food shortages never occur. The sea food from this lagoon is very tasty and very popular in Colombo restaurants.
The lagoon areas has been filled up and lost their depth. Mulaitivu District DDC to take action to distil and clear the Lagoon. Funds were also allocated. But The Wild Life Department is blocking this activity.
With just a gazette they have made this lagoon their property. The fishermen who depend on the Lagoon for their livelihood have been affected by this.
Hence the Wild Life Department should behave in a way that will not affect the livelihood of the Fishermen, he said.