Colombo continues to block uprooted Tamils from resettling in Poththuvil, Ampaa'rai

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 March 2015, 23:49 GMT]
The occupying Sinhala military and Sinhala officials belonging to SL Forest Department and SL Archaeology department continue to block hundreds of uprooted Tamil families from resettling in their own villages situated along the border of Poththuvil Divisional Secretariat in Ampaa'rai district. Mr T. Kaliaiyarasan, a councillor of the Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) told TamilNet on Saturday that 485 families have been blocked from resettling in their residential and agricultural lands. The new regime in Colombo is also blocking the people from accessing these lands, he said.

Forest department officials have erected border stones in the lands of Eezham Tamils who were uprooted from their villages during the war.

945 acres of residential lands have been blocked from resettlement in Poththuvil division, Mr Kalaiyarasan said.

The Sri Lankan Police is not responding to the complaints being made by the Tamil villagers. Appeals after appeals sent to the SL Government Agent of Ampaa'rai District, the Director of the Forest Department, the SL Governor in the East and the President of the Sri Lankan Government in Colombo have been systematically ignored, the EPC Councillor said.

The Tamil people are not being allowed to resettle in their villages of Changkaman-ka'ndi, Koamaari and Oo'ra'ni.

SL Army together with Archaeology and Forest department officials have blocked the people from accessing their traditional lands in Muthalaith-theevu-veddai, Ooththu-madu-ka'ndam, Nanthan-ku'lam, Paalaiyadi-veddai, Pi'l'laiyaaradi-veddai and in Koamaari-veddai, he said.

A section of Muslims have also occupied the lands of Tamils with the backing of their politicians, Kalaiyarasan further complained.

The Sinhala soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army and the ‘counter-insurgency’ trained commandos of the Special Task Force (STF) which comes under the SL Police Department, have been deployed in chasing Tamils away from the ancient Tamil settlements in Ampaa'rai for years.

The villages were defended by the LTTE before they were militarily captured by the Sri Lankan STF in 2007.


Related Articles:
19.02.15   Victims demand immediate action against Colombo's squad in A..
28.01.15   Sinhala occupation continues at gunpoint in East despite ‘re..
07.01.15   ‘Regime change’ drive reinvigorated Sinhala extremism: Tamil..
07.11.14   Colombo attempts to seize lands of Sivan temple in Ampaa’rai
04.10.14   SL military chases Tamils out of farming land in Poththuvil,..
28.09.14   1,200 Sinhala families encroached into Batticaloa-Ampaa’rai ..
20.08.14   Colombo accelerates Sinhalicisation of Kagnchi-kudichchaa’ru..
13.04.14   SL land grab of Tamil-owned property continues in East
07.02.14   Buddhist monk, Sinhala squad appropriate lands along Battica..
13.08.13   Ampaa'rai uprooted Tamils urge independent diaspora help to ..
16.06.13   Colombo schemes permanent occupation of two Tamil villages i..
26.03.13   SL Forest Department lets loose wild elephants on resettled ..
17.01.13   Violence against Tamil women on increase in Ampaa'rai
16.01.13   Colombo militarizes civil administration in Tamil DS divisio..
03.10.12   SL military stops renovation of Hindu temple, appropriates I..


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
27.06.20 22:11  
Indo-Pacific expert wants US to seek opportunities in ‘Sri Lanka’
26.06.20 21:24  
Russia steps up influence on New Delhi to uphold “multilateralism” against US “rules-based order”
25.06.20 23:53  
Pompeo talks about US reposturing troops, mentions India, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
24.06.20 23:36   Photo
Devananda circumvents court order, manipulates Jaffna fishers to allow poachers from South
23.06.20 22:03  
Sinhala encroachment of pastureland continues unabated in Batticaloa
22.06.20 18:17  
SLMC Chairman: Time for joint Tamil-Muslim efforts
21.06.20 23:11   Photo
Ex-councillor: Poverty-stricken Tamils at receiving end of SL military brutality in North
20.06.20 23:53   Photo
Tamil man killed, Sinhala Army opens fire at motorbike rider at Mukamaalai in North
19.06.20 23:30  
Dr Amir Ali: SL Archaeology aims to obliterate Tamil traces, shrink territory of Muslims in East
18.06.20 21:02  
Colombo steps up surveillance harassment on organisations operating in East
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=37710