Sri Lanka, April 9 -- Eastern Province Governor Anuradha Yahampath visited the Van-ela Rajamaha Vihara in Kantale yesterday.

The residents of the area are accusing the Forest Department of forcibly evicting them. The Governor inquired on the lands - a subject of great controversy.

The Eastern Province Governor promised them that she will take steps to resolve the land issue.

The Governor also visited the sites where people had been staying in the area earlier.

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