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NPC members meet with Iranaitivu families

Members of the Northern Provincial Council including its chief minister, C V Wigneswaran met with families in Iranaitivu on Monday, who have returned to reclaim their homes on the island and provided them with food items. 

On April 23 villagers from Iranaitivu staged a daring attempt to return to their homes, sailing to the island which continues to be occupied by the Sri Lankan military and marching to their homes, refusing to leave until they are guaranteed their land will be returned to them.

Whilst permitting the villagers to stay, the Sri Lankan navy remains on the island, fuelling uncertainty about the residents right to live in their own lands. 

Listening to their ongoing difficulties, Mr Wigneswaran expressed his support for their continued right to live in their homes.