At least 3,200 acres of lands have been seized so far in the attempt to upgrade the SL Navy with a marine force, which is being groomed by the U.S. Pacific Command under the notion of ‘military-to-military’ engagement.
The SL Navy in its greed to seize more lands has been using several tactics as earlier reported in the recent months.
Aathi-vairavar temple is located to the east of the new SLNS Vidura base and to the west of Villuk-ku'lam lagoon, an agricultural area.
The temple and its lands of 1 acre were accessible to the civilians since they were allowed to resettle in Champoor.
The villagers have now started to complain that some of them are being affected with incurable diseases. The people of Champoor use to conduct rituals making special offers to Vairavar deity whenever they face such diseases, the secretary of Vinayakar Library told TamilNet on Friday.
The SL Navy has managed to seize more lands than what was being officially referred in media. The information put out to public consumption by the SL Defence Ministry was only talking about 180 acres of lands for SLNS Vidura. In reality almost 20 times more lands have been fenced off.
Since much of the lands are public lands, the transition has been silently carried out only involving the officials who are on the pay-list of Colombo.