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Local Tamils halt yet another Sri Lankan navy land grab attempt

Tamil protestors in Karainagar beat back attempts by the Sri Lankan military to appropriate further land as it looks to expand a naval base in the area in yet another land grab in the North-East.

An attempt was made to survey the privately owned land in the Neelankadu area in the Karainagar J / 145 Grama Niladhari Division on Tuesday.

However, as news of the land grab attempt spread, protestors gathered at the site and forced and end to the land surveying.

The incident is just the latest in several land grab attempts that the Sri Lankan military has completed or attempted across the Tamil homeland. The attempts have continued despite the dire state of Sri Lanka’s economy, where a crisis has left millions facing poverty.


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