The Pottuvil Magistrate Court yesterday dismissed all charges including the stay order taken against the land owners of Panama, and declared that the land does not belong to the Sri Lanka Air Force, but to the villagers, who were the original owners of the land.
This week, the villagers, entered Panama by force and demanded authorities to give back their land, which was taken by force by the previous administration for tourism development.
Before coming to power, President Maithripala Sirsena promised to return the land to the original land owners, but had failed to do so in over a year since coming into power.
justice / March 31, 2016
The military – army, navy & air force – have been committing unlawful acts against citizens, from before the war commenced.
But, no government told them not to do so.
Why is this?
Do we have a military regime in disguise?
This does not happen other countries, where the armed forces and police “Serve & Protect” the citizens.
Lanka Watch / March 31, 2016
The judiciary is independent and judges are not biased after the
‘yahapalanaya’ Govt came into power. The days of bullying the
people through the judiciary are over and this is great news for
the peace loving people of Sri Lanka.
Patriot / March 31, 2016
This is how Eelam will be built in small measures thanks to Bodhi Sira and Batalanda Ranil.
Don Quixote / March 31, 2016
More land for Ganja cultivators and illicit gemming !
NAK / March 31, 2016
I am confused.Can a magistrate dicide over a land dispute?
Pygmalion / March 31, 2016
The Panamapattu area in the deep south-eastern region was in the Batticaloa district until 1961.There was a sizable Tamil population then.But after the creation of the Amparai District in the same year it was administered by GA/Amparai.As a result of ethnic tensions over the years it was depopulated by the Tamils.Interestingly,quite a number of people over there are of Mixed parentage-Tamil/Sinhala!
Lands in whatever region,should not be Usurped by the security forces!