Walsapugala Satyagraha campaign continues for 68th consecutive day

Walsapugala Satyagraha campaign continues for 68th consecutive day

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

25 Mar, 2021 | 4:46 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Satyagraha campaign launched by farmers in Walsapugala demanding the Proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota be included in the government gazette, continued today (Mar. 25) for the 68th consecutive day.

86 agrarian organizations are supporting the satyagraha campaign which was launched on the 18th of January 2021.

In the meantime, today (Mar. 25) marked 10 days since the farmers in Galgamuwa also launched a Satyagraha campaign extending their support to the Walsapugala farmers, demanding a solution for the human-elephant conflict.

On the same note, the Satyagraha campaign launched by farmers in Medawachchiya was carried out today for the 7th consecutive day.

They too demand a solution for the human-elephant conflict in support of the Satyagraha campaign launched by farmers in Walsapugala.

At the same time, farmers in Mahiyanganaya are also engaged in a Satyagraha campaign for the 9th consecutive day demanding a solution for the human-elephant conflict.

The All Ceylon Agrarian Confederation and the Mahiyanganaya Farmers Collective are engaged in this Satyagraha campaign at the Mahiyanganaya town in support of the farmers from Walsapugala.

The Satyagraha campaigns continue as the issue remains unsolved.

In late February, the Cabinet of Ministers granted their consent for the combined resolution to publish the government gazette for the proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota.

However, the farmers continue to be engaged in the Satyagraha Campaign until the gazette is published by the government printer.

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