Tamil village in Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa border Sinhalicized by Mahaweli authority, Survey Dept

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 22:53 GMT]
SL Mahaweli authority has alienated lands belonging to 300 uprooted Eezham Tamil families to Sinhala settlers in Oamadiyaa-madu village, which is situated near the district border of Polonnaruwa-Batticaloa in the East, Tamil civil officials in Batticaloa district said. Oamadiyaa-madu comes under Batticaloa district. But, SL Survey Department officials marked it as falling under Polonnaruwa district in an irrigation survey, marking the village as catchment area of a tank of Mahaweli system in Polonnaruwa. Omadiyaa-madu village is located 58 km north of Batticaloa city and 10 km north of Welikanda, a bordering Sinhala town in the Polonnaruwa district. SL President Maithiripala Sirisena, who has been in charge of Mahaweli ‘development’ for several periods since 1997, hails from Polonnaruwa district.

500 Tamil families were provided with lands in 1993 following a land kachcheri in Batticaloa district.

Facing assaults from Sinhala settlers in Polonnaruwa border, the Tamil families had displaced to Vaakarai and Vaazhaichcheanai. Some families displaced overseas to Tamil Nadu in India.

The occupying Sinhala military has also barred the remaining Tamil villagers in Oamadiyaa-madu from voting in the Eastern Provincial elections in the past. The Sinhala military was claiming that the village came under Polonnaruwa district and therefore the people could not take part in the voting for Eastern Provincial Council.

More than 300 plots of lands that belong to Tamils have been alienated to intruders from Polonnaruwa district after the end of war in the East in 2007.

The Provincial Land Commissioner in the East, who is also a Sinhalese collaborating with Colombo's unitary system, has failed to corroborate the claims of uprooted Eezham Tamils from Oamadiyaa-madu.

Tamil villagers also blamed ITAK Parliamentarian S. Yogeswaran representing Kalkudaa electorate for failing to voice against the demographic genocide.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.04.19 18:43   Photo
Unity between Eezham Tamils and Muslims key to true freedom: Exiled Sinhala academic
23.04.19 23:12   Photo
People of all walks of life victims in ‘chosen island’ of geopolitics, religious extremism
22.04.19 23:46   Photo
West influencing regime-change politics responsible for worsening situation: Fr Sakthivel
21.04.19 09:17   Photo
207 killed, 450 wounded, series of bomb blasts target churches, hotels on Easter Sunday
20.04.19 22:18   Photo
Tamil journalist released on bail fears targeted persecution by SL military
19.04.19 23:23  
Colombo closing down schools with less than 50 students tantamounts to educational betrayal
18.04.19 21:24   Photo
Sinhala colonisation escalated in Vavuniyaa North with a multitude of players backing infrastructure
17.04.19 23:18   Photo
Journalist harassed after exposing SLN surveillance on peaceful protest in Vanni
16.04.19 22:20   Photo
Uprooted Tamils in Karanthaay enter their lands in dispute with SL authority
15.04.19 23:44   Photo
Linguistic discrimination, insensitive iconography used to establish Sinhala Buddhist hegemony
14.04.19 22:43   Photo
Colombo schemes new settler colony for intruding Sinhala fishers in Mullaiththeevu
13.04.19 08:01   Photo
Tamil youth in Batticaloa irked by SL State-backed southern company bent on ilmenite mining
12.04.19 21:01   Photo
SLA deployed Tamils as human shields in 1990, activists allege mass graves in Jaffna islet
11.04.19 23:47   Photo
Assange arrest: Declaration of war against digital civil society by bandwagoning powers
10.04.19 21:25  
Tamils discriminated in demarcation of education zones in Ampaa'rai district
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=38812