Colombo/Chennai, Jan 23 (TruthDive): Sinhalese settlers in Paduvaankarai area in Batticaloa district have been illegally grabbing pasture lands with the nod from Colombo’s ruling party honchos.
Cattle farm owners have told Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians that if this seizure of lands continue, about 20 to 25 thousand acres of lands would soon be taken away illegally leading in turn to elect a Sinhalese parliamentarian from the district.
Tamil government officials who voice their concern against such land grabs are either intimidated by paramilitary groups by the Sri Lankan Army or they are subjected to sudden transfers.
Violence and sexual crimes against Tamil women are said to be on the rise in Ampaarai district.
As a part of militarization of civil administration, three new camps have been set up by the occupying Sri Lankan Army in three Tamil Divisional Secretariat divisions, Aalaiyadivempu, Naavithanveli and Thirukkoayil of Ampaarai district causing apprehension and panic among the people.
The Sri Lankan Army occupying Jaffna has inaugurated two new ‘holiday resorts’ at Mayiliddi, and at Kaankeasanthurai,which are under High Security Zone (HSZ), along the northern coast of Jaffna. The ‘holiday resorts’ are meant for use by the Sri Lankan Army officers of all ranks. The Army has made ‘good use’ of the abandoned and barren ‘state’ land given to it, claimed the website of the Sinhala Army occupying the country of Eelam Tamils.
A Sinhala military city is fast developing along with the military camping station, harbour and airport at the HSZ including KKS and Palaali on the northern coast of Jaffna, observers in Jaffna said.
The ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) men under Mahinda Rajapakse are grabbing more lands of Eelam Tamils in Killinochchi district to inhabit Sinhala families from South, especially in Chivanakar, Uruththirapuram and along the spill canals of the Iranaimadu Tank according to TamilNet.
Meantime, DMK patriarch Karunanidhi had alleged that 367 Hindu temples have been demolished and 89 Tamil villages have been renamed with Sinhala names in Sri Lanka. In his letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as revealed to media houses, he has charged the Sri Lankan government with destroying Tamil culture, language and the religion in a systematic manner and had urged New Delhi to stop this atrocity immediately as its moral obligation.