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Heightened military presence reported in Jaffna and Kilinochchi

Residents of Jaffna and Kilinochchi have been alarmed by the sudden deployment of Sri Lankan troops on streets since the beginning of this week, according to local reports.

A heightened military presence was noted by locals in busy areas including Stanley Road and other main streets in Jaffna town, as well as on the main A9 road through Kilinochchi town and its off-roads.

Locals also noted that the troop numbers within the army camp opposite Kilinochchi’s Kanthasamy temple had seemed to increase.