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Kilinochchi march against military occupation of public lands

Kilinochchi locals marched calling for the withdrawal of the Sri Lankan army from public lands, in particular from the Vaddakkachchi Agricultural Farm, which is currently being used as a military camp.

Protestors called for the release of all public Kilinochchi lands from army occupation, including the lands belonging to: Kilinochchi Mahavidyalayam (school); the District Secretariat; the National Youth Service Centre; the Irrigation Department.

Organised by the Kilinochchi District Agricultural Federation, the protest march saw participation from various civil society organisations as well as several politicians including the Northern Provincial Council’s Agriculture Minister Aingaranesan, NPC Councillor S. Pasupathipillai and MP S. Sritharan.