Strategic Batticaloa borderland appropriated for colonisation

[TamilNet, Sunday, 04 December 2011, 22:44 GMT]
2,500 acres of lands in Mangka'la Aaru, located along Chengkaladi-Badulla A-5 road, a border village of Batticaloa district, are to be sold to Sinhala businessmen and to foreign investors, informed sources in Paduvaankarai told TamilNet. SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa's Colombo government has recently taken steps to survey the lands through its deputy minister and paramilitary operative Vinyagamoorthy Muralitharan. A team of SL government officials from Colombo are on the ground conducting surveying and demarcating the lands in question for the last one week, the villagers said.

The strategic location of Mangka'la Aa'ru has been given a new name, “Mangala-gama”, by the occupying SL military the villagers told TamilNet.

Earlier, before the Paduvaankarai area fell, Jeyanthan Brigade of the LTTE had a military base in the lands that are now being appropriated by the SL state in Mangka'la Aa'ru.

Meanwhile, pasture lands in Thevulaa'la Ku'lam in Paddippazhai DS division are encroached by Sinhalese, the villagers complain.

These encroachers frequently fire at cattle left in these lands. Encroachers are also stealing the cattle, according to Tamil dairy farmers.


Related Articles:
29.11.11   Colombo plans to annex Tamil border villages in Batticaloa w..
18.11.11   Administration of 7 Tamil villages to be brought under Musli..
04.11.11   Karadiayanaa'ru farmers ignored in agricultural development
02.11.11   Tamil families uprooted 20 years ago not resettled in Ea'raa..
30.10.11   Colombo pushes for 40,000 acres land grab for Sinhalese in B..
17.10.11   Sinhala settlers block Tamils from fishing in Navakkiri tank..


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
15.08.19 21:39  
Wickramasinghe lacks courage to meet protesting Tamil mothers in North
14.08.19 23:31   Photo
2006 genocidal massacre at Chengchoalai campus marked in Vanni, Jaffna amidst PTA-threats
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
10.08.19 22:49   Photo
Sinhala encroachers storm into 100 acres of lands at Kanneeraavi in Pulmoaddai
09.08.19 14:28  
SL Forest Department retains 8,034 hectares of pasturelands in Paduvaan-karai, Batticaloa
08.08.19 20:05   Photo
Colombo converts 2000 acres of ex-HSZ lands citing India-assisted airport expansion in Jaffna
07.08.19 23:28   Photo
Book on Santhiya becomes narration of Tamil struggle incorporating Marxist ideas in early 80s
06.08.19 23:27   Photo
State discrimination causes death of 1000 cows, milk production drops by 5,500 litres in Batticaloa
05.08.19 23:55   Photo
Pirapaharan’s statements between 1984 and 1993 reproduced in book form in Europe
04.08.19 23:47   Photo
Threatened female activist suffers injuries in suspicious ‘accident’ in Batticaloa
03.08.19 23:55  
SL Army puts up military post, Buddhist chanting dominates Kanniyaa
02.08.19 21:18  
Tamils must fight back against illegal seizure of lands by SL Forest Department: Kurunathan
01.08.19 22:55  
38 parents of missing Tamils have perished during prolonged protest, mothers blame IC
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34674