Manatkadu Social Organization has brought a resolution to DDC meeting of Jaffna District that the Wild Life Department should be prevented from acquiring the Casuarina jungle planted and maintained by the Liberation Tigers even through war period and make it into a Society Jungle.
The said Casuarina jungle, which is located in Maruthankerny has turned into a beautiful jungle area with tourist potentials.
In this context the Wild Life Department has claimed it to be under their control and has planted sign boards to that effect in the area.
The Maruthankerny Divisional Secretary reported that the said forest is under their purview, but the Department has erected the sign boards overnight without their knowledge. He further said that the public has played a major role in preserving the jungle and a decision was taken in a meeting presided by then Jaffna Army Commander and current Army Commander, Lt.Gen. Mahes Senanayake to make this into a Society Jungle and the decision has been forwarded to the DDC, Jaffna.
Finally, one of the Co-chairs advised that the sign boards be removed.