Will Tamil Kudumbimalai Be Turned into Sinhalese Thoppigala Soon?
The new “Naginahira Navodhaya” scheme for Eastern resurgence could have a few such [colonization] projects on the agenda. For successful settlement a strong military presemce is essential. A similiar exercise as done in the Manal aaru/Weli – Oya region could be undertaken in the Kudumbimalai – Thoppigala region… Likewise the Rajapakse regime could go ahead with such plans for Kudumbimalai unless checked now. If no action is taken by interested parties despite advanced watnings, then a re – play of Sampoor is very likely. If that happens the region South of Trincomalee district could become a “buffer” as in the case of the region north of the same district. Lands in Mullaitheevu, Vavuniya and Trincomalee districts were appropriated and a new region created to interdict Northern and Eastern territorial contiguity. The Tamil inhabitants were driven away in a flagrant exercise of ethnic cleansing. There “Tamil” Manal Aaru became “Sinhala” Weli – Oya. Here”Tamil” Kudumbimalai could become