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Another day in Eelam - Sri Lankan military checkpoints in Vavuniya

The Sri Lankan military has recently ramped up search operations across the Tamil homeland, including the searching of buses travelling from Jaffna to the south of the island.

Public buses are brought to a halt by armed Sri Lankan soldiers who have been forcing passengers off the buses and proceeding to search all their possessions.

See a video taken at a checkpoint in Vavuniya this week below.

The latest increase in search operations across the North-East, come after the election of accused war criminal Gotabaya Rajapaksa as president in November last year. Since then, there has been a marked increase in intimidation and harassment of human rights activists and journalists, whilst military search operations have also stepped up.