1 October, 2020

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TNA Uses Kadir Land Case To Address Northern Land Grab

Using the Lakshman Kadirgamar land acquisition case to highlight the ongoing Government land grab in the north, the Tamil National Alliance brought the issue up before Parliament yesterday.

TNA Leader R. Sampanthan slammed the Government’s ongoing forcible acquisition of land belonging to Northern Tamils, claiming it was part of a greater design to alter the demographic in the predominantly Tamil area.

Sampanthan

According to the TNA Leader, the Government was forcibly keeping some 25,000 rightful owners of 6381 acres of land in Valikamam in the Northern Province. Many of them have now sought legal action against these moves by the Government, Sampanthan said.

“Even the late Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar’s son is one of the petitioners filing action against the forceful acquisition of his private property,” he told the House.

Sampanthan said that four years after the war ended, high security zones still remain in the Jaffna peninsular. “Many Northern families are unable to return to their land and resettle because of this involvement by the Government,” he claimed.

The TNA Leader said the move indicated a greater design to alter the cultural and linguistic identity of the North and East and to change the demographic composition.

“It points to the Government pursuing a secret agenda, that would ensure that there is no need for a political resolution to the ethnic struggle that will lead to genuine reconciliation,” the TNA Leader told Parliament.

The TNA’s decision to raise the adjournment motion on the Northern land struggles resulted in Parliament being suspended for about 15 minutes after objections were raised by UPFA MP A.H.M. Azwer. A Party Leaders’ meeting was then summoned to decide on the issue. Sampanthan was then permitted to take up the issue after he agreed to leave names and details pertaining to ongoing cases against land acquisition out of his remarks before the House.

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    Azwer tying to score *marks*!

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      The land grab from poor families and Veddha communities in the Eastern Province – particularly along the east coast is far worse and more extensive than in Jaffna..
      The military, particularly Navy, and Rajapassa crony capitalists have taken over the whole of the east coast from Batticaloa to Jaffna via Passikudha and Trincomalle which were traditionally inhabited by Tamils and coastal Veddha communities. These impoverished monolingual folk have no Kadirigamar to file a case. Massive hotels of which Basil Rajapassa’s 400 room hotel at Passikudha is the larges and military camps have displaced people from their traditional lands.
      The Trincomallee Sea Anglers Club land was taken over by the Navy for its Golf Course but the cowardly Club members who want to cozy up to the regime did not challenge the land grab. The pattern of MILITARY BUSINESS is a threat to private citizen’s property rights and must be challenge.. just as the militarization of Education by Goon Gota must be challenged.

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        Once the Rajapassa regime is toppled there will need to be a land commission to return lands grabbed by the Rajapassa family, the military and related crony capitalists to their rightful owners.
        Namal Rajapassa and Rajapassa sons have been land grabbing along the southern coastal belt. Basil has grabbed in the East coast and Kalpitiya. Mervin Silva and Dhammika Perera and MR in Colombo 7 and fort..
        It would be interesting to know how much land of Sri Lanka is today is owned between the rajapassa family, Casino king Dhammika Perera and other cronies.. The land records in the Colombo Kachceri were burned for this reason – so that the record is gone that Rajapassas and cronies can consolidate their Land grab in Colombo 7..
        Ironically, as Ragi’s case shows it is the Tamils who will save the Sinhalaya Modayas from themselves. The Tamils are fighting for all the land grab victims by the Rajapassa military dictatorship and military businesses.

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          [Edited out] Dodo

          Stop day dreaming. No change as far as I am the opposition leader. You sounds like Sara Paki – Lip serving spin doctor.

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    Mr. Azver, the M.P. for Intervention and Disturbance on his duty again.

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    Sambanthan brought up the dire situation of the citizens of the north.
    The LLRC recommendations promised to be implemented by the government at two UNHRC meetings,are forgotten.
    What use “high security zones” now.
    The reality is that the army “runs the show” in the north,through the governer. The president dares not to interfere,as he needs to be on the good side of the army,for his own good,and protection. He ignores army’s excesses – like the recent Weliveriya murders.

    Azwer was a bank clerk.Now he is the parliamentary clown.
    His “points” of order have wasted enough time of parliament.
    He is now also a pest.

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    Mr. Sampanthan,

    Is your party capable of addressing the problems of the Tamils and finding a permanent solution to it? When the LTTE were massacring many Tamils in the LTTE controlled areas and forcibly recruiting their children did you make any effort to stop the LTTE?

    Now we see you complaining about the Tamil peoples land being seized by the government and what have you done to stop it? How many more years will it take for you and your party to help these people get their lands back? Are you not a Minister of Parliament?

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      Are you not a Minister of Parliament?

      MP Sampanthan a Minister of Parliament??? Mediocrity displaying their ignorance?

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      Surane

      Sampanthan was on pay role of LTTE. He even scared to release his air from the mouth at the back of his body.

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        ha ha ha..:)

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    Sambandan wants 33 % of the land reserved for 10 %, whilst the rest 90 % of the inhabitant population want 100 % of the land mass of this small country to share equally among its 21 Million people.

    PM Rudrakumaran and his Deputy the Reverend are demading the UN to hold a referendum among them to justify Mr Sambandan’s claim.

    CM Jeyalalitha in Tamilnadu to wants free access to the North East coast for her Fishers to exploit our scarce resources.

    Tigers Vaiko and Seeman are 100% behind Ms J, obviously sensing a window of opportunity for their future plans.

    How can the Govt protect the borders and maintain the territorial intergrity, without establishing Navy, Air Force and Military bases along this vital streth of coast line?.

    Doesn’t the Govt need land to build Bases?.

    Isn’t it the moral responsibility of the Govt or infact any Government to safeguard the interests of the majority, especilly when that majority is 90 percent of the population?.

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      What nonsense you speak! Grabbing land belonging to private citizens that is the question. If Sinhalese want land work hard and purchase in open market just like how the minorities do. No one says no for the Sinhalese to buy land within the N&E. Can you point me to any evidence that the Sinhalese have been prevented from acquiring land within N&E?

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        Burning the back

        All lands in SL are crown lands and be acquired by the governments.

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      Leela (K A Sumansekera) talking like a modaya will only make you a laughing matter

      The Govt has enough lands (state owned lands ) in the NE to build their bases ,in anycase the survielence system is jolly good now in the North and East so there is no need to acquire more lands there

      Anyways would you like a piece of land in NE for writing gibberish in support of the Govt? in which case you can have Lee Potter housing scheme – yapane stage!

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    CM candidate Justice Vignswaram will soon realize that he was made to hold the Tiger”s tail. When Jaffna fisherman’s crop is looted by the Indian fishermen what is he going to do.?

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      Please let this nutter blow his nutty opinion, I knew he was severely punished by ltte idiots. let him know ltte gone for good…

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    Leopards never change their spots. Rajapakses are born and Bread Alibaba thieves. That’s the only profession they are good at. This is the family sickness they have……Robbing others belongings while hiding behind the Yellow robe Buddha and Desha premi Maha Kalu Sinhalaya…….The ever famous Robinhood.

    Watch how they do their looting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8f4FE8fiAc

    From Tsunami to 10% commission to VP’s and war victims Gold, Jewlrey and cash upto Land Grab, this are few drops in the ocean that Rajapakses have mastered. It’s not only North but East and West also where they have looted peoples land.

    It’s time to get some International help to cure this decease without allowing it to spread further into other communities.

    Act faster when the chances are high to rescue the patient.

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      Here’s how Hambanthota villege thug criminal Rajapakses rob and loot other’s Businesses, land and property under a fake appropriation bill.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH4xFGEslKU

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aF6Y6i72nk

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5jLqm21bGU

      Alibabas are always Alibabas no matter what chair they hold.

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        Jayantha

        Did you see Alibaba’s rod? You would nit talk if you were hit with that.

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      Jayantha

      What about your beloved blood sucking LTTE leader Podian Preba. Was he a saint carrying candles for peace. perhaps NOT THE PEACE BUT PIECES OF OTHERS. Aney Huke Puke Pulun.

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    Here’s how Hambanthota villege thug criminal Rajapakses rob and loot other’s Businesses, land and property under a fake appropriation bill.

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