The Army and the Divisional Secretariat have sabotaged a civil society awareness program on laws related to the unlawful land grabbing by the army and the navy says the Mannar Citizens Committee.
One third day ( 1st June 2013) we were awaiting for the officers from the Divisional Secretariats, when the Add.GA telephoned and informed the secretary of the MCC that the Divisional Secretaries were instructed not to send the officials for the program based on the orders from the Army Headquarters in Mannar.
The Mannar Citizens Committee feels these needs to be inquired into, and those whew re responsible at all levels held accountable. If not such unlawful instructions by the military into activities of the government officials, as well as civil society will continue. “
We published below the letter in full;
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