By Arthur Wamanan
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has appointed a four-member committee to draft a report on alleged instances of irregular settlements in Mullaitivu and has sought an urgent meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena, before the end of this month, to submit the report.
General Secretary of the TNA, Mavai Senathirajah, speaking to Ceylon Today, said that the TNA has planned to request for a meeting with the President before 30 June to hand over the report and discuss matters pertaining to the issue.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by TNA Parliamentary Group Leader and Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan on 19 June in Colombo. The meeting also saw the participation of academics and experts in land surveying.
“The committee comprises mainly experts and professionals on land surveying. They will study the situation and hand over a report,” he said.
The TNA has continuously raised concerns over irregular settlement of Sinhalese in lands belonging to Tamils in the Mullaitivu District. Accordingly, the TNA had earlier stated that lands belonging to Tamils adjoining the ‘L’, ‘K’ and ‘J’ Zones of the project were taken over for settlement.