Sinhala colonization in Vellaave'li discussed in Batticaloa DDC meeting

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 February 2011, 23:19 GMT]
The encroachment of lands belonging to Tamils in Vellaave'li division by Sinhalese and the establishment of a camp of the Sri Lanka Army in Punaanai area in Koa'ralaippattu South DS division were brought to discussion. A group of Sinhalese settlers from the 36th colony, with Police protection, has encroached into more than thirty acres of land belonging to twenty Tamil families located in 35th colony, south of Batticaloa district and north of Ampaa'rai district in the Vellaave'li DS division.

The encroachment has taken place while the Tamil farmers have been seriously affected following the recent floods.

‘Rehabilitation’ and ‘development’ programmes are diverted by Colombo establishment to Sinhala colonisation, civil representatives complained.

1,43,560 acres of paddy fields had been ruined by the floods in Batticaloa district, according to Assistant Director of Department of Agriculture R.Hariharan.


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