Batticaloa farmers want SLA to vacate occupied Agrarian Service Centers

[TamilNet, Friday, 31 August 2007, 07:12 GMT]
During a high-level District Development Council meeting Saturday, chaired by Amir Ali, MP, Minister of Disaster Management, the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) declined to remove the army camps currently set up in the Agrarian Service Centers in Karadiyanaa'ru, Ma'ndapaththadi and Vaakarai, citing security reasons. The representatives of the Agrarian Societies had asked the SLA to relocate the camps saying that more than 11,000 farmers are affected by the camps.

The farmer representatives explained that presently the Karadiyanaa'ru Agrarian Service center functions in Vanthaa'rumoolai, 16 km away from the original place. In Karadiyanaa'ru, region paddy grows in 3,657 hectares during the major season and in 4,000 hectares during the sub season. Besides, small crops grow in 300 hectares. Due to the shifting of the Agrarian Service Center to Vanthaa'rumoolai, more than 3,000 farmers are affected.

Ma'ndapaththadi Agrarian Service Center functions in Batticaloa town, 10 km away from the original place. In Ma'ndapaththadi region, paddy grows in 9,719 hectares during the major season and in 4,600 hectares in sub season. Furthermore, small crops grow in 780 hectares. Because of the shifting of the Agrarian Service Center to Batticaloa town, more than 6,000 farmers are affected.

Vaakarai Agrarian Service Center functions in some other places in Vaakarai where paddy grows in 3,943 hectares during the major season and in 2'00 hectares in sub season. More than 2,000 farmers are affected in this region.


Chronology:
15.01.07  Unfolding misery
11.01.07  Vaharai tragedy
07.01.07  SOS from Vaharai

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.10.17 21:46  
Unitary constitution imposing choice irrelevant to fundamentals needs rejection by Tamils
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
08.10.17 23:00   Photo
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka
07.10.17 23:21  
Colombo brings Sinhala private partnerships to wage structural genocide in Vanni
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=23138