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Army attempts to appropriate destroyed LTTE cemetery, angering Mullaitivu residents

Attempts by the Sri Lankan Army to permanently appropriate the land of a destroyed LTTE cemetery have angered locals in Mullaitivu.

Notices about the seizure by the village officer have gone up in parts of Alampil where the Thuyilum Illam, residents said.

Alampil residents have stated that they will resist any move to build permanent army structures on the site.

“We have nowhere to mourn our children,” one resident whose daughter was buried at the Thuyilum Illam said. “Now they want to to taunt us by building a camp on top of their bodies.”