Uprooted fishermen vow to continue their fight for Pa’l’li-munai in Mannaar
The Tamil people were uprooted for the first time in November 1990, when the Sri lankan Army occupied their settlement. Sri lankan Navy is stationed there since the year 2000. After 2009, and more recently since January 2016, the Sri lankan Navy has been fortifying its naval installations along the Mannaar coast, which is commanding both the Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannaar as well as commanding the closest communication line with the Tamil Nadu coast.
1. High Security Zone, Valikaamam North,
2. Kaarainakar naval base,
3. Vallan, Pungkudutheevu,
4. Periyathu’rai and Saamiththoadda-munai, Delft
(Key location for Kachchatheevu and Rameswaram),
5. Kunthavadi, Delft,
7. Mannaar Fort,
9. Poonakari Fort,
10. Elephant Pass,
13. Ariyaalai East and the opposite sandbar Ma’n’niththalai,
16. Jaffna city,
17. Kachcha-theevu and
The innumerable small military posts and the newly planned cantonments in Vanni are not shown in the map.