21 August 2021
Residents of Alambil North, a village near Karaithuraipattu in Mullaitivu district, expressed their concerns over growing deforestation in their land earlier this week.
They wrote slogans on the road between Mullaitivu and Mankulam using yellow paint, opposing the destruction of forests in their homeland.
“Save our Alambil forests!”, “The Village Development Authority is selling our forests,” were among the slogans that were written on the road.
Other phrases also accused the Forest Department and other village authorities of corruption. “The Grama Niladhari takes bribes (to sell the forests),” one writer said.
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