Protest against acquisition of land in Jaffna
A protest was staged in front of the Tellipallai Divisional Secretariat yesterday against the acquisition of land in Valikamam North.
This was against the notification made under Section 2 of the Land Acquisition Act last week in Valikamam North in the Jaffna Peninsula indicating that an extent of approximately 6,400 acres of private lands belonging to Tamil people would be acquired
A large police presence was visible during the protest giving security to the people. The protesters tried to enter the divisional secretary compound and with Police preventing their entry they marched along the KKS road to the land to be acquired for the high security area.
Tamil National Alliance parliamentarians Mavai Senathiraja, C.Sritharan, M A Sumanthiran , General Secretary of the Tamil United Liberation Front A Anandasangaree, members of the Tamil National Front Gajendran, Baskara, Chairman of the Valikamam North divisional secretary Sugirthan and civilians were also present.