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Protest requesting to release the lands acquired by the Forces



A protest has been initiated by the people of Selawathura requesting to release the lands acquired forcibly by the armed forces on the 20th February 2019 with the help of NAFSO.

A petition was drafted and handed over to the Navy Commander of the area with copies to the District Secretary and Divisional Secretary, asking the immediate release of lands to the people in the area. About 200 people then started a continuous ‘Sathyagraha’ protest demanding the release of lands.

People of the area says that the forces have acquired about 36 acres of lands since 1990, and they will continue the protest until the forces release the lands to the village community.