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Heavy military presence in Vanni following detention of campaigner and daughter

A heavy military presence has been reported in Vanni, following the arrest of a Tamil disappearances campaigner, Jeyakumari, and her 13-year-old daughter, Vipoosika, in Kilinochchi yesterday.

Sources told the Tamil Guardian that there was a large military presence around Tharumapuram, with restrictions being placed on the movement of the public, including Tamil parliamentarians.

Local residents have said that over 2000 troops are currently present in Vanni. 

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