Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

Another new building for Sri Lankan soldiers in Jaffna

The Sri Lankan military consolidated its presence in Jaffna this week, announcing the completed construction of yet another building at the army headquarters.

An official military website declared the opening of an Officers’ Mess building at the Brigade Headquarters of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) at Iyakachchi, Jaffna. The new building is reportedly “equipped with all modern facilities” and marks a further building constructed by the army, which continues to have a large presence in the region.

Though the Sri Lankan government has repeatedly pledged to demilitarise the Tamil North-East, tens of thousands of troops remain deployed in the region.

We need your support

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.

Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view

We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.