Tamil families to be evicted to settle injured Sinhala soldiers

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 May 2009, 14:42 GMT]
Mano Ganeshan, leader of the Democratic Peoples Front and Colombo district parliamentarian in an urgent letter faxed to Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse, urged him to stop moves to oust sixty two Tamil families residing in Vavelkanthura GS division in Ratnapura district and to settle injured soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), sources in Colombo said. The said Tamil families have owned and been living in their homes for the past seven decades, according to local sources.

Ganesan said the move to oust Tamil families from Ratnapura district is engineered by chauvinist elements who were responsible for stopping the annual festival of the Ratnapura-Rakwana Muthumaariamman Kovil.

The government authorities have decided to locate a housing scheme for injured SLA soldiers in the four acre land now being occupied by Tamil families for more than seventy five years, Mr.Mano Ganeshan said in his memorandum.


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