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The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today said that politicians were attempting to alter the diversity of population in Sri Lanka by backing the resettlement of one ethnic group in a specific area ignoring others.  

It also accused that Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was influencing Government officers in Vavuniya to evict Tamils from their lands to settle Muslims ignoring President’s orders.

BBS Chief Executive Officer Dilantha Vithanage charged that their allegation against the Minister was true and they already have the evidence to prove that the Minister was seizing lands by force.

“Minister Bathiudeen was also involved in forest annihilation in Willpattu National Park. It seems he is not giving up. We can prove that the Minister is influencing Government officers to evict Tamils from lands in Mullative, Mannar, Vavuniya and Kantale to settle Muslims,” he told a news conference.
 
A resident, Sankar Ganesh from Vavuniya, who was present at the news conference, said Divisional Secretariat of Vavuniya was not allowing him to settle in the land he used to live few years ago.

“We used to live in Sobalakuliyam and when I came back after the war, I was not given the land. It’s true the lands were belonged to the Government but we lived there for a long time. I wrote to the President to look into the issue and I received a letter. When I forward the letter to Vavuniya Divisional Secretariat, he tossed it and said ‘President here is Minister Bathiudeen’, Ganesh said.

He said he had to write to the President again against the discrimination. (Lahiru Pothmulla and Yoshitha Perera)

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  • moham Wednesday, 27 August 2014 05:01 PM

    This is plot to get votes for Rishard party in UVA provincial poll I think Uva muslim will not fall to this drama . Tomorow rishard will arange meeting and said some thing against BBS.

    Shehan Perera Wednesday, 27 August 2014 05:37 PM

    Should investigate whether this minister has affiliations with Islamic extremist organisations... There are many in SL now. It's no good for the countries future...

    dhamarapala Wednesday, 27 August 2014 06:21 PM

    srilanka has no policy in land matters, regarding specily for tamils. north east 13 th ammentdment could implement could impliment same style of Mr Rajave Ganthi style.

    GC Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:37 PM

    Good to see the BBS speaking on behalf of Tamils. However, would it continue, or is this just my enemy's enemy is a friend for a day?

    lara Wednesday, 27 August 2014 09:09 PM

    yes true ...and the mean time why do not accouse who burn more than 150 shops and destroyed families who dependeped on the these indcome and additing more poor people to the economy

    zuh Thursday, 28 August 2014 05:01 AM

    you people always want issues to boil the problem...after tasting the blood only you would be calmed.. via DM Android App

    kumara Thursday, 28 August 2014 01:06 AM

    Muslim ministers are acting against law and order of this country.President should look in to this matter immediately I appreciate BBS's stand and salute for what they do against seizing lands by force. .

    dulan Thursday, 28 August 2014 01:34 AM

    DS is right there are many tin pot Presidents ruling small areas.

    Cobra Thursday, 28 August 2014 01:34 AM

    BBS digging into anything and everything except digging into its own nose!!!

    Ammaa Thursday, 28 August 2014 02:16 AM

    What this government ?? Useless????? BBS mans TNA is doing good job,

    nl Thursday, 28 August 2014 03:07 PM

    If Buddhist settled sinhalese also wrong in tamils muslims land via DM Android App

    mount Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:02 PM

    BBS FOOLING

    Mohammed Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:49 PM

    Dear Shehan!

    What does mean extremist.....? Can you clear me who are they....

    Mohammed Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:50 PM

    Shehan P!

    Bru.....Can you define what does means extremist..... and who are they

    5555 Friday, 29 August 2014 04:55 AM

    @shehan
    Shut up you falsehood hypocrite ..

    Hemantha Sunday, 28 September 2014 01:45 PM

    I agree. These people will start soon. but they will lose.


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