It is known that some muslims have been involving in land acquisition last few days at Punanai East GS Division. It is located in Batticaloa – Colombo main road under the control of Koralaipattu North Vakarai Divisional Secretatriat. Some Muslims have been acquirng over 20 acres forest land which belongs to Srilankan state.
It is confirmed that these muslims are trying to occupy State owned lands by clearing forests in Punanai. Srilankan state announced this forest area is belonged to Srilankan forest department. Local people took this issue to the attention of Parliamentry Members of Tamil National Allaince and the authorities of Forest Department. But sofar related authorities have not taken any action against the land acquistion by Muslims in Punanai GS Division.
The Muslims who involves in land acquisition in Punanai are the close relatives of a deputy Minister of Batticaloa District. People request the related authorities to take immediate legal action against the muslims who involve in land acquisition in Punanai GS division of Vakarai.