District and divisional secretaries in Vavuniyaa district have been receiving increasing number of complaints in recent times on alleged land appropriation by the occupying Sri Lankan military in the district, news sources in Vavuniyaa said. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian from Vavuniyaa Mr Sivasakthi Ananthan confirmed the reports stating that even the AGA of Vavuniyaa division, Ms S. Karnan was producing a list detailing the complaints of land grab by the SL military amounting to 398 acres in recent times.
240 acres of lands have been seized for SL Army and Air Force bases in recent weeks in Vavuniyaa.
The SL military in Vavuniyaa Twon North GS division has seized a cultural hall belonging to Tamils. 56 Division has taken over more than 20 acres in Peayaadi-Koozhaang-ku’lam. SL military has appropriated lands at Pu’liyangku’lam, Moo’rnu Mu’rippu,
More than 20 acres Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) have occupied the rice marketing place located on Poongkaa Road, SL police has taken over further lands in Vavuniyaa town, the TNA MP said.
A detailed report with the recent complaints of genocidal land grab needs to be prepared before the next District Development Council meeting in Vavuniyaa, Mr Sivasakthi Ananthan said adding that there have more than 30 reports of lands being seized by the SL military and police in recent weeks alone.