SL court in Aralaganwila discriminates Tamil dairy farmers from Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 16:21 GMT]
The SL court in Aralaganwila, which comes under the Polonnaruwa district was addressing a case filed by the so-called Department of Wildlife Conservation of genocidal Sri Lanka against Tamil dairy farmers on 05 February. Eight Tamil farmers who took their cattle for grazing in Mayilaththamadu pasturelands in Batticaloa district complained to the SL Police at Karadiyanaa'ru on 30th January that their cattle were being targeted with animal traps. The Sinhala policemen instructed the Tamil farmers to remove the traps and promised to trace the culprits. Later on the same day guards from the SL Wildlife Department from Aralaganwila entered the huts of Tamil farmers in Batticaloa and charged the Tamil farmers for being in possession of animal traps.

The SL police was conniving with the Wildlife Department guards, the dairy farmers blamed.

Later, when the case was taken up for investigation by the SL court in Aralanganwila, the documents submitted by Tamil dairy farmers proving their right to use Mayilaththa-madu pasturelands were ignored.

The court was fully backing the claim of SL Wildlife Department. The Tamil farmers were instructed to pay a fine of 25,000 rupees.

The dairy farmers blamed the move as another step by Polonnaruwa-based Sinhala establishment to grab the lands of Eezham Tamils in Batticaloa for Sinhala colonisation.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
06.12.19 13:47   Photo
US think-tank lists India's strategic assets in Indian Ocean Region
05.12.19 23:25  
India's former nuclear commander proposes tolerance limits for hot exchange with China
04.12.19 21:28  
Chinese Op-Ed condemns US ‘security’ projection of ‘China threat’ in South Asia
03.12.19 23:27  
Challenging 2006 EU ban on LTTE, next step of legal activism on principled grounds: Mendis
02.12.19 23:24  
China, Pakistan send top diplomats to meet Gotabaya in Colombo
01.12.19 23:46  
Gotabaya seems to have bought 5 years from India to wage ‘development’ genocide in North-East
30.11.19 23:51  
India strengthens defence ties with Japan
29.11.19 18:45  
New Delhi appeases Colombo as Eelam Tamil leaders fail to demand international mediation
28.11.19 07:59   Photo
Collective message from Tamils on Heroes Day: Rajapaksas can’t kill Tamil Eelam dream
27.11.19 10:46   Photo
University students, Shivaji brave SL restrictions on veneration of Tamil Eelam Heroes in Jaffna
26.11.19 23:28   Photo
Colombo attempts to officially block students from marking Heroes Day at Jaffna University
25.11.19 23:32   Photo
People mobilise in resolute to mark Tamil Eelam Heroes Day amidst Rajapaksas return
24.11.19 19:59  
Demand Tokyo Co-chairs, India to bring international mediation between Tamils and GoSL
23.11.19 22:58   Photo
US, Indian think-tanks call for deepening of Indo-Pacific ties ahead of 2+2 meetings
22.11.19 23:13  
Russian naval vessel visiting Hambantota coincides with return of Gotabaya Rajapaksa
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=38960