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Sunday 15 September 2019
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People demonstrate in Silavaththurai demanding removal of Navy from their lands

People demonstrate in Silavaththurai demanding removal of Navy from their lands

The continuous struggle of people of Silavaththurai in Musaly Division of Mannar District, demanding removal of Navy from their lands reached its 52nd  day yesterday.

The people are undertaking the continuous struggle on the basis that they were displaced by the war in 1990 and even after 10 years from the end of the war they have not been resettled and demanding that the Navy be removed from their lands and their lands be given to them.

People expressed concern that, although, they are in continuous struggle no favourable answer was given by either by the Government or the Navy.

Expelled from Musaly area by war, and when they returned with a hope of being resettled they the Navy in occupation of their lands. Hence, more than 218  families are suffering without being resettled, the people said.


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