The SL military was attempting to relocate its base to Punnaik-kudaa as it had to free 15 acres of lands it had occupied since 1990 in Mu'rak-koddaagn-cheanai, which is situated 3 km north of Punnaik-kudaa.
The SL Army based in Mu'rak-koddaagn-cheanai has committed genocidal crimes from the beheading of innocent Tamils to subjecting them to enforced disappearances during the times of war.
There is an alleged mass grave in the lands released by the SL military. But, the Tamil politicians of the ITAK providing unconditional support to the genocidal State from the raws of opposition in the SL Parliament, have not addressed the issue.
The headquarters of 11th Regiment of the SL Artillery is situated in a residential area of Eezham Tamils in Mu'rakkoddaagncheanai.