Speaking further he said that many services including boat hires had been outsourced to the villagers. While building facilities for the military is certainly admirable, that was not what it was ultimately used for. Panama is usually visited by surfers from nearby Arugam Bay.
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Pas grand monde ce matin sur l aire de la baie de somme pourtant le soleil a timidement fait apparition Des éventuels couples pour cet apres midi?? In , the tsunami hit, with devastating consequences. Its arid beauty was relatively untouched until recent years. While any tourist, including locals, are given the freedom to walk around, and explore this hotel, schools in this area remain closed, and locals are not given access as freely, as the Kannan Arunasalam directed documentary "Sampur" noted. A collective of the fishermen and some activists personally met the WTO representative, in a meeting that ended up spanning 3 hours.
In several areas, hotels have blocked access to the sea by putting up gates. The worst plight however, is that of the displaced. Those returning from the war found that their land, which was considered a prime area for tourism, had been taken over by the state. Instead, they were shunted inland. A stark contrast to the cheery guest houses along the coast, these families live without electricity. They have a well, but no tap for running water.
That would be such a great service. So much time has passed, that many of the people living here have passed away or moved. Walk into the Thal Sevana hotel and you might find it an idyllic retreat.
The calm, blue water is reminiscent of the Maldives, and children run and play in the water freely. The front of the hotel is marked by classic cars in mint condition with explanatory signboards — none of which mention the conflict or this hotel's dark past.
The land Thal Sevana stands on was taken over by the military at the height of the war, at a time most of the residents of the area were fleeing for their lives.
In the area immediately surrounding the hotel, the empty shells of crumbled homes and temples are a common sight. Taking advantage of this, the military demolished some of the abandoned houses around them, and used the material from them to build the hotel. Once the war was over, people began to return — only to find their way barred as the land was still considered a High Security Zone.
It took years before the state finally began to hand over some of the land in Kankesanthurai to their rightful owners, who are only now returning and trying to rebuild. Driving through, you can still see bulldozers clearing away scrub and undergrowth. Not long ago, you could still be arrested for walking into Thal Sevana without a reservation - your passport and reservation would be checked at the entrance.
For a couple of months, however, the hotel has been open to the public, and anyone can simply walk into the hotel, as we did. This freedom is illusory, however. They have been petitioning for the land to be returned to them, to no avail.
Military personnel continue to guard an area near the entrance. The staff of the hotel, too, are military, as evidenced by the buzz-cuts and the close scrutiny still given to those who walk into the hotel though it must be said that we were not detained or questioned in any way.
While any tourist, including locals, are given the freedom to walk around, and explore this hotel, schools in this area remain closed, and locals are not given access as freely, as the Kannan Arunasalam directed documentary "Sampur" noted. If tourists can go there, why can't they open the schools?
Let our children go to school there," he demanded, claiming over children were being denied an education as a result of their schools an estimated 19 in Northern Valikamam falling within the High Security Zone. With this knowledge, it is all the more jarring to watch tourists lounging on sunbeds, sipping juice and bathing in the sea - seemingly oblivious to the heavy costs that were levied for their holiday.
The Dutch Bay consists of several scattered islands. Once used as a port, the Bay slowly fell into disuse during colonial times. The residents shifted to trade, and many moved inland. However, several continued to live there, some of whom continued to fish in the waters, fisheries activist and member of the Puttalam District Solidarity movement J Pathmanathan told us.
That changed when in , former Tourism Minister Anura Bandaranaike gazetted a new tourism development project, encompassing 14 islands in the Dutch Bay. The area would be transformed into a hotel and recreational area. No mention was made of the families still living on the island — nor of any alternate lands where they could live.
In any case, most of the families, who had lived there for generations, had no intention of moving, despite their many difficulties. Yet their access to the sea was abruptly cut off in and We also have born and bred in Uchchimune isle and our livelihood is based here. Everybody in our village belong to one religion. We have no social disputes. We have been living free in this fishery life. The lagoon and sea are our resources our cottages by the lagoon and ocean have made it easier for us to carry out fishing.
Many of the families did not have deeds to prove ownership, apart from the fact that they had been living there for years. Local government officials visited these families and cajoled them into selling off the land, piece by piece. With access to their fishing grounds barred, and living in extreme financial difficulty, most of them took what was offered.
Construction on the Dutch Bay project continues, although the area is as yet only accessible by tractor and boat. Near the Seguwantiwe and Vidatamuni Windpower plant, an area of the Kappalady lagoon has been identified as ideal for kitesurfing. Companies have moved here, offering courses. Often, during season, you will find tourists coasting the shores of the lagoon, used mostly for beginners. This comes at a cost to the local fishermen, according to Puttalam District Solidarity movement member J Pathmanathan, who says that they cannot access the lagoon as they once did.
That's because the fishermen have been asked to shift their fishing grounds to a bund away from the prime spot - which is not an ideal location, Pathmanathan says. He adds that the fishermen would like a government subsidy to compensate them for the inconvenience they have faced due to having to shift their equipment and manpower. The kitesurfing industry for their part says the issue of access is false, and that they have worked extensively with the local community.
Managing Director of Kitesurfing Lanka , Dilsiri Welikala said that his company took steps to ensure there was discussion with the heads of the fishing societies. What's more, the kitesurfing industry has provided employment opportunities to the fishermen, many of who couldn't work during the monsoon season due to the weather," Welikala said. Speaking further he said that many services including boat hires had been outsourced to the villagers. Welikala said that to his knowledge the Kappalady operators had similar time-sharing agreements with the fishermen.
There was even a loan scheme available which allowed fishermen to obtain loans, interest free, he said. In fact, four of the largest kitesurfing schools recently held an event along with the fishing community, which was covered by the BBC and features the Fishing Society President speaking about the benefit that kitesurfing has brought to the area.
Nearby, in Kudawa, hotels are mushrooming up and down the beach. The fishermen here were also initially ordered to shift to a space much further away and inland, and offered compensation by the state to do so. They refused, as the land they were to be shifted to was so high that they would find it difficult to drag the boats down to the beach.
Eventually, they went to court and won the right to stay where they were, Pathmanathan said. Apart from this, a common sight is the large mushroom cloud that envelopes the horizon further along the Bay. The clouds make the residents and their animals living close by ill. The residents, often impoverished, must choose to fight long and protracted legal battles, if they intervene at the correct time, or else be resigned to the fact that they have to give up their land.
These are just some of the instances where tourism and development have come at the cost of residents. There are many more — for instance, Pathmanathan highlighted Irudeniyawa, Kurunegala, a farming community which found itself in great peril when local government officials broke down a protective electric fence to allow more than elephants right through the middle of the village — so that tourists could watch them feed at a nearby tank.
There are the upcountry estate workers, who work for Rs. These women become just another photo opportunity for tourists to snap - many of them unaware of the complex issues that surround their livelihoods. There are the people of Meemure , who gladly open up their homes to tourists but for half of the year, struggle to find water.
This issue apparently persists in Valaichchenai on the East coast too, where local industry has polluted the lagoon making fishermen struggle to find catch and make ends meet.
The " Lagoon's Edge" resort located within the Army cantonment near the Nanthikadal lagoon, in Mullaitivu, where the last battles of the war were fought, is another horrifying example. President of the The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka , the apex body for the hotel industry, Hiran Cooray said that wherever development occurred, it would often lead to inconvenience for the local community.
Cooray said he had personally met with the fishermen in Pasikudah and knew of their plight. However to my knowledge, they still have access and can continue to get into the sea and fish.
I have seen it with my own eyes," Cooray said. Cooray said there were organisations who were 'making a mountain out of a molehill' and said to his knowledge, there was no issue barring access to the sea in Pasikudah in particular. He added that he did not have knowledge about areas such as Kalpitiya, which he had already identified as difficult to push for tourism as it was so seasonal. I can't see much major development taking place there.
I don't think the Dutch Bay project has been a successful venture for this reason," Cooray said. Asked about the issues raised in areas like Trincomalee, Cooray said, "For certain, wherever we go it's going to inconvenience people. This country has to be development oriented, and we have to live and let live," he said. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority did not respond to questions sent to them at the time of publishing this article. Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga said he had heard no complaints of fishermen in areas such as Kalpitiya, Trincomalee and Pasikudah being barred from their fishing grounds.
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