Recently HIRU CIA programme revealed to the nation the massive forest destruction that is taking place in Wilpaththu under the guise of resettlement.
HIRU CIA further investigated whether these lands are actually given to people who were displaced during the war.
Following the investigations it was revealed that even those who have permanent houses with deeds in Puthlam have received lands in Mannar.
It was also revealed that those who obtained land in Mannar are selling their permanent houses in Puthlam.
Many who were displaced during the war were given houses in Puthlam – Wanatha-villuwa – Watta- kandal area.
Following the revelation there are doubts regarding the manner in which lands were handed over to those who were displaced due to the war.
The National Sanga Council revealed that land were also given to people from the Wilpaththu high sensitive zone by the previous regime to those who already have land in Puthlam.