Pledge to Release N&E Lands – President Has Lied !
Posted on 01.02.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The pledge by the President to release the N&E lands before the 31st of December, has not kept and the statement by the president has become a lie.
Participating as the chief guest in a school ceremony at a northern school, the President has declared that, he would take the necessary steps to release the rest of the encroached lands of N&E before 31st of December. He further said that the security forces have already released 88% of the acquired lands and the rest of the lands to be released before the end of the year.
The motivation behind this promise is nothing more than to grab the N&E people’s gratitude but so far a lot of lands are being used by the military purposes in N&E. According to the scheduled, Kilinochchi,Punakari,Jayapuram area’s some lands to be released as well as Mulaithiv, Pudukuduiruppu lands and Mannar, Manthei, Wellakulam area’s lands to be released.
Meanwhile the Army Headquarters says that the thousands of farm lands that under their control, to be released on January of the new year.therefore the Army ideas and the President’s statement are contradictory. On the other hand, what the Army Headquarters saying is, the releasing process of the lands could be carried out without having any sort of damage of the national security of the country. That’s why the N&E people feel that eventhough the President publicly says to release the lands for the people, when it becomes to activate, the unacceptable conditions such as”National Security ” comes to the forward.
The N&E people who have been demanding their lands back since decades, have told to the journalists that the “National Security” means, something ominous hangs in to their lives to deprive not only their lands and belongings but also their lives.