The ‘Good Governance’ Government of Maithripala Sirisena is as indifferent to their pleas as the previous government led by the hawkish Rajapaksa, ADALR stated. A document submitted to the Government by the ADALR states that in the Vegamam area of Pottuvil, 450 acres belonging to 140 Muslim families with government permits to cultivate them, were acquired by the Wildlife Preservation Department. These lands were cultivated by these permit holders from 1956 to 1990, and from 2009 to 2011. Between 1990 and 2009, the lands were in the possession of the LTTE which had driven the Muslims out. The Muslims went back to the lands after the war, only to be asked to vacate in two years by the Wildlife Department.In Kiran Kovai and Palayadi Vattai, 503 acres belonging to 250 Muslim families which had been cultivating them from 1976 to 1990 and from 2009 to 2011 had been handed over to the Forest Department. In Kiran-Komari, 885 acres,with permits, cultivated by 177 families from 1960 were included in the forest zone and cultivation was prohibited. Ahamed told Express that the lands, which were seized by the LTTE in the 1980s, subsequently went into the hands of the Sri Lankan army and were then handed over to various government departments such as the Forest or the Archeology Department. The lands are now being used for various purposes including the construction of military camps and settling Sinhalese from outside Ampara district, he said. Muslim farmers in Ampara are pleading with the Government to return 2878 acres of agricultural land which ought to have been given back to them when the 30-year war ended in 2009, the New Indian Express reported.The non-return of these lands has affected 1406 families, who find that the end of the war has brought no relief to them in economic terms, according to K.Nihal Ahamed, Co-ordinator of the Ampara District Alliance for Land Rights (ADALR). The Forest and Wildlife Departments began to lay claims to these lands because much of the area had become a jungle due to neglect in the war years. The repeated plea of the original owners that the lands were cultivable fell on deaf ears.In Ponnanveli, nearly 600 acres, originally in the hands of 176 farmer families from 1948 onwards, were handed over to the Archeology Department or for ‘Holy Land’ development as the area was considered sacred by Sri Lanka’s powerful Buddhist majority.In Ashraff Nagar, 150 acres were taken over by the armed forces or handed over to the Forest Department, affecting 69 farmer families. In Ambanam Oya, 140 acres originally cultivated by 48 families since 1932, were taken over for colonisation by the majority Buddhist community from outside Ampara district. Likewise, Sinhalese colonisation has taken away 96 acres in Keethapaththu affecting 46 families. (Colombo Gazette)
Monaco star Geoffrey Kondogbia in action for France AC Milan are convinced they have won the race to sign Arsenal and Tottenham target Geoffrey Kondogbia, according to reports in Italy.As talkSPORT told you, the Monaco star is a wanted man by the Premier League duo and Real Madrid, but the 22-year-old is now on the brink of signing for the Serie A giants.Kondogbia held “positive” talks with the Rossoneri on Thursday night according to Italian news outlet MilanNews and the France international is set to join for around £30m.Milan are expected to thrash out the terms of the deal this weekend and offer a five-year contract to one of the rising stars in European football.It now looks likely only a late swoop from one of Kondogbia’s other admirers could convince the former Lens and Sevilla defensive midfielder to change his mind over his future.Kondogbia, who moved to the Ligue 1 side for £20m in August 2013, played a key role as Monaco reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League last term, knocking out Arsenal in the process. 1
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Eight others were seriously injured,S. December 11 2017 REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman Related News Dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct toward teenagers Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore cast himself as a staunch ally of President Donald Trump at a rally on the eve of Tuesday’s election in Alabama Despite Trump’s endorsement for Moore some polls suggest Democrat Doug Jones 63 a former US attorney could pull off an upset victory by becoming the first non-Republican to be sent to the Senate by deeply conservative Alabama in two decades Steve Bannon Trump’s former chief strategist and executive at the right-wing Breitbart News site joined Moore in Midland City for the Monday night rally labeled a “Drain the Swamp” event in an echo of Trump’s 2016 campaign pledge to get rid of Washington insiders “I want to make America great again with President Trump” Moore said “I want America great but I want America good and she can’t be good until we go back to God” Moore a 70-year-old conservative Christian and former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice has been accused by several women of pursuing them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s including one woman who said he tried to initiate sexual contact with her when she was 14 Moore has denied any misconduct Reuters has not independently verified any of the accusations The Alabama race has divided Trump’s Republican Party The sexual misconduct accusations prompted many senior Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to distance themselves from Moore “There’s a special place in hell for Republicans who should know better” Bannon told the rally framing the Alabama election as a showdown between establishment elites and populist power A Fox News Poll conducted on Thursday and released on Monday put Jones ahead of Moore with Jones potentially taking 50 percent of the vote and Moore 40 percent Fox said 8 percent of voters were undecided and 2 percent supported another candidate An average of recent polls by the RealClearPolitics website showed Moore ahead by a slight margin of 22 percentage points Trump taped a “robo-call” that the campaign has rolled out urging voters to back the Republican candidate in order to help support the president’s agenda Democrats also made robo-calls using two of their party’s own big guns – former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden ‘RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY’ Jones has said he wanted to be a “voice for reason” for Alabama and has touted a record that includes prosecuting former Ku Klux Klan members responsible for the 1963 bombing of a black church in Birmingham in which four girls were killed Jones has spent the past week rallying African-Americans the most reliably Democratic voters in the state and hammering Moore in television ads He has told supporters that his campaign is a chance to be on the “right side of history for the state of Alabama” If Jones wins on Tuesday Republicans would control the Senate by a slim 51-49 margin giving Democrats much-needed momentum ahead of the November 2018 congressional elections when control of both chambers of Congress will be at stake Moore’s campaign has cast Jones as a liberal out of step with Alabama voters seizing on the Democrat’s support of abortion rights Many Republican officials in Alabama including Governor Kay Ivey say they will vote for Moore But the state’s senior Republican senator Richard Shelby said he did not vote for Moore and instead backed a write-in candidate on his absentee ballot telling CNN that Alabama “deserves better” than Moore Moore who was twice removed from the state Supreme Court for refusing to abide by federal law may find a chilly reception in Washington if he wins Republican leaders have said Moore could face an ethics investigation if Alabama voters send him to the US Senate Democrats have signaled they may use Moore’s election to tar Republicans as insensitive to women’s concerns at a time when allegations of sexual harassment have caused many prominent men working in politics entertainment media and business to lose their jobs For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Birmingham | Published: December 12 The district police are rounding up and questioning people with known criminal records who reside in this area.the car of the DSP,the government would also constitute a finance committee that would examine all financial proposals and supervise the financial arrangements relating to NRHM. He said that now financial rules would be in place for implementation of the NRHM scheme.she also interacted with the children and patients.I was present at one side of the road in my area during the chief minister? He has sought penal action against Bagwe for filing false affidavit and incorrect declaration of assets and liabilities.
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