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7 new Buddhist temples, 54 Army camps in Batticaloa since 2009

Seven new Buddhist viharas (temples) had been built in Batticaloa alone since the end of the armed conflict, along side a total of 54 Sri Lankan military camps, said P. Selvarajah of the TNA, reported Tamil Mirror.

Speaking to journalists, he said that the rights of Tamils were being increasingly denied, with many Tamils being forced to relocate as their lands are appropriated by the Sri Lankan state. An area of land spanning 122,226 acres is to be acquired by the Ministry of Environment, uprooting Tamils who are resident within the zone.

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