Colombo schemes permanent occupation of two Tamil villages in Ampaa'rai

[TamilNet, Sunday, 16 June 2013, 20:26 GMT]
Sinhala officials attached to Sri Lanka's Department of Forest Conservation, which comes under the SL Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, have surveyed this weekend two traditional Tamil villages in the Thirukkoayil DS division of Ampaa'rai district, in a move to plant trees in the lands that belong to uprooted Eezham Tamils, who have not been allowed to resettle in the villages of Thangkavealaayuthapuram and Kagnchi-kudichchaa'ru, news sources in Thirukkoayil told TamilNet Sunday. The Sinhala officials of the Eastern Provincial Council also back the move, the sources further said.

Claiming that certain lands come under the purview of the central government in Colombo and the remaining under the authority of the provincial government, Sinhala officials from Colombo as well as those in Ampaa'rai collaborate in the demographic genocide being committed on the ancient Tamil villages, Tamil civil sources in Ampaa'rai said.

435 Tamil families from Thangkavealaauythapuram and 332 families from Kangchi-kudichchaa'ru were displaced when the notorious SL Special Task Force (STF) elite commandos and the SL military launched a genocidal onslaught on the villages.

While the displaced Tamil families seeking assistance to resettle in their own village are refused humanitarian assistance and denied access to their properties and livelihood, Sinhala villagers in the border areas are provided humanitarian assistance on a regular basis, civil sources in Ampaa'rai said.

Earlier, before the Norway-brokered Ceasefire Agreement in 2002, the Tamil families numbering around 1,000 from the villages of Thangkavealaayuthapuram, Kangchi-kudichchaa'ru, Chaakamam and Alikampai were living in four refugee camps in damaged cadjan huts for a decade, but now, after the genocidal end of the so-called peace process, the families have lost all hopes of resettlement in their ancient villages, the civil sources further said.

The villages were defended by the LTTE before they were militarily captured by the Sri Lankan STF in 2007.


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