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K’gamar’s son petitions court over acquisition of land

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Former Foreign Affairs Minister the late Lakshman Kadirgamar’s son in a Writ Application before the Court of Appeal bemoans there are moves afoot to acquire his ancestral property in the Jaffna district by the State.

S. J. Christian Kadirgamar, the son of late Lakshmanathan Kadirgamar in his petition cited Minister of Land & Land Development Janaka Bandara Thennakoon, Jaffna District Land Acquiring Officer and the Land Survey Officer as Respondents.

Petitioner who served as a Consultant Environmental Designer to the UDA in 1995 states that the longest serving Army Commander of the Navy Admiral Rajanathan Kadirgamar, the youngest Major in the Ceylon Army Selvanathan Kadirgamar and eminent Queen’s Counsel Sam Kadirgamar were his uncles.

He states his ancestral property called “Alvarmalaiyady” is situated at Maviddapuram in the Tellipallai Parish of Valikamam North Division of the Jaffna District off the Keerimalai – Kankesanthurai Road in close proximity of several Hindu places of worships.

He states that he visited his land in May 2013 and that under the direction of the Minister of Lands and Lands Development, the Land Acquiring Officer has issued a notice for the requirement for a public purpose but goes on to describe the reason for the supposed land requirement as Defence Battalion Headquarters (Jaffna).

He laments despite the conclusion of the war, the state security forces have continued for many years to remain in possession of the area.

He contends the purported notices are unlawful, in that the said notices refer to ‘regularising handover of area on which High Security Zone(Palaly and Kankesanthurai) is established despite the lands within the are specified in the notice not forming part of any High Security Zone recognized by law.

The petitioner apprehends the claim in the notice is an attempt to evade the statutory duty imposed by Land Acquisition Act and seeking the Court to issue a Writ of Prohibition preventing the Respondents from acquiring his ancestral property. (S.S.Selvanayagam)

  Comments - 17

  • N K Ratnam Friday, 02 August 2013 11:21 AM

    Kadirgamar = Curryleaf : used and thrown away as garbage

    Kaslana Sunday, 04 August 2013 03:03 AM

    The UDA Land grab is not only in Jaffna. It has existed since 1980's to acquire land belonging to the minorities in Colombo and greater Colombo also. This is no secret! Therefore, how can the poor citizens of the North be immune from these thugs?

    Sam Sunday, 04 August 2013 02:13 AM

    Of course, LTTE is innocent of all the crimes they were allege to have committed.

    old citizen Saturday, 03 August 2013 07:15 PM

    Showing gratitude for the services rendered.

    N K Ratnam Friday, 02 August 2013 05:06 PM

    Spot on Fawzan. The assassination was by a sniper; not an LTTE method. Those who ordered the killing will be known one day.

    Fawzan Friday, 02 August 2013 02:49 PM

    I feel sorry for this son. His father was assassinated and it was blamed on LTTE. Those who planned and executed thispolitical killing is happily living in this country. Now ancestor’s property also grabbed.

    M.O.A.Careem Friday, 02 August 2013 01:59 PM

    good move - all the best - proceed - value of battle?

    Fawzan Friday, 02 August 2013 01:00 PM

    If this can happened to the Kadirgamar’s son, then what about ordinary civilians in those areas?

    S.Yogi - Thamilan Friday, 02 August 2013 11:45 AM

    Why don't you shut up, as I am sure you don't have any belongings and don't ever worked in your life except bending for Rajapaksha regime.

    Citizen Thursday, 01 August 2013 11:01 PM

    He better keeps his mouth shut. Thats the best advise i can give him.

    Ram UK Friday, 02 August 2013 10:30 AM

    Denied by his own party members to become a PM now more stabbing by swallowing his assets how can ordinary tamils / others believe the system safeguard them?

    Thomas Friday, 02 August 2013 10:21 AM

    If this happens to Kadirgamer's son, What about the situ of a ordinary Jaffna man & his family

    S.Yogi - Thamilan Friday, 02 August 2013 09:37 AM

    Now the singala regime snakes are biting the tamil snakes who supported the singala regime and thought singala snakes never bite them. Now those tamils who supported the singala regime going to know how does the Tamil's lands been grabbed by the sinhala regime.

    Now the game is on !!!!

    Ben Hurling Friday, 02 August 2013 12:00 AM

    If you expect Gota to do things for you. Gota will do things to you. via DM Android App

    Ramo Friday, 02 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Land grab spares none and has spread freely to the FREE North. via DM Android App

    zam Friday, 02 August 2013 12:00 AM

    the Minister laid his life for motherland. Now the victors laying their hands on his land!

    Taboo Friday, 02 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Greed for land enters northern areas! State may usurp everyone's property, soon. via DM Android App

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