A protest and demonstration to prevent the damaged caused to adjoining dwellings by illegal sand mining and felling of forest timber was staged by the village folks of Illuppadichchenai along the Badulla- Chenkalady high way yesterday (25).
The demonstrators complained that the authority is turning a blind eye towards these illegal activities. They threatened that if the constructors do not stop illegal work they will continue the protests and demonstrations.
The demonstrators pointed out that the environment was getting eroded, floods were more likely to take place, paddy fields, Roads, pathways were getting washed away and the livelihood of the people was being affected.
They submitted a memorandum to the Batticaloa District TNA parliamentarian S. Viyalendran who visited the demonstrators.