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Forestry officials block landowners from entry in Kilinochchi

Sri Lanka's Forestry Department officials blocked Tamil landowners from entering their land in Jeyapuram, Kilinochchi this week. 

As landowners tried to visit their land, they were stopped by officials who claimed the 548 acres of land, which includes fertile, agricultural lands as well as residential areas, belonged to the department. 

Jeyapuram landowners have filed a complaint with Sri Lanka's Human Rights Commission.