Moothoor East farmers suffer due to SLA occupation of their lands
[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 November 2009, 17:48 GMT]
The lands belonging to the residents of Moothoor East in the Eastern Province being occupied by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) which had declared them as High Security Zones (HSZs), they face great difficulties in cultivating their lands, their sole livelihood, sources in Moothoor said. Most of their paddy fields and the tanks that provide water to them have been caught into the HSZs of SLA.
The farmers experience difficulties especially when they have to obtain water for their paddy fields in Kaddaipa’richchaan and Cheanaiyoor though there are several other Village Officers areas that are yet to be allowed for resettlement.
Farmers Organizations in the area have brought this issue to the notice of the related authorities.