The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today urged the government to abandon the acquisition of land in the north and east.
TNA Leader R. Sampanthan told parliament that the government was taking over land, including land owned by the son of former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar.
He said that the government had on an earlier occasion assured that land not required for some projects in Sampur in the east will be returned to the original owners but that has not happened.
Sampanthan was allowed to speak on the land issue in parliament today after he agreed not to speak on some land related issues which are now before court. (Colombo Gazette)