The author has sent the book to India’s Edir Publishers for printing, and it has sent two copies back by airmail for proof-reading purposes.
However, the Customs office in Jaffna has imposed a temporary ban on the book, with its director informing Pradeepan that it would be looked into if the book would threaten national reconciliation.
The author says the book describes land-grabbing in the north and related political interference, destruction of the evidence, land takeovers by the military after the war and the people’s struggle to win back the land.
A top official of the Customs head office said he was unaware of such a matter.
However, director of government information Dr. Ranga Kalansooriya said he had received a copy of the book in question and that he released it after finding nothing controversial in it.
However, Pradeepan was yet to be informed about it.