Sri Lankan Navy is engaged in cultivation in the land of people at Vadduvakal, which are still being occupied by them. The people of this land expressed their grievances by asking whether engaging in cultivation in the land after uprooting them from it is called security arrangement.
Gotabhaya camp is located at 626 acres of land including 379 acres of privately owned land and 247 acres of state lands. This land is still being occupied by setting up the barbed wire fence around it.
Owing to that about five hundred families have lost their habitat. People repeatedly requested the release of these lands. According to the Navy, they take hold of these lands for the national security.
While the people belonging to these lands are wandering as landless refugees, the occupying Sri Lankan Navy is engaging in cultivation in the lands of Vadduvakal people. These people questioned whether it is mentioned as the security arrangement.
In the meantime, the Navy soldiers are engaged in cutting off the Palmyra trees in this area for last few weeks. After cutting off the Palmyra trees, they set it on fire. Due to that, people who pass by this road are frustrated much.
While most of the Palmyra trees in this area were destroyed by the war, the occupying Sri Lankan Navy is being engaged in destroying the remaining Palmyra trees. Consequently, the land and environment of this area will be affected; the farmers of this area expressed their anxiety.
People are afraid whether these Palmyra trees are being cut off by the occupying Sri Lankan Navy with the intention of extending the Gotabhaya Naval Camp and engaging in cultivation. They further added that the Military has no rights to destroy their resources.
Meanwhile, while the people are greatly expecting the release of their lands in the government of good governance, appropriating the lands permanently made the people of Vadduvakal sad.
These people requested the relevant officials and representatives of people to take actions for removing the Gotabhaya Camp and resettling them at their own lands.