Demonstration against acquisition of Palaly

Place: Palaly | Courtesy: TamilNet
| Date: 19990905

The New Left Front (NLF) staged a demonstration close to the Wellawatte market in Colombo this morning demanding that the government withdraw the gazette notification to acquire several hundred acres of lands belonging to Tamil civilians in the Palaly area of the Jaffna peninsula.

About 300 demonstrators assembled along the Galle road near Wellawatte market around 10 a.m. carrying placards and shouting slogans, such as 'Do not grab Palaly lands’ and 'Revoke the gazette notification acquiring the Palaly lands'.

Several members of the constituent parties of the New Left Front and some Tamil political groups also participated in the demonstration, sources said.