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Militarisation: army plants coconut trees in Jaffna temple

Increasing its reach within Hindu temples in the North-East, the Sri Lankan military on Saturday planted and coconut trees to devotees. 

At an event at Valipuram Aalvar temple, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi presided over the planting of 50 coconut trees. 

Thirty-six families were then given 5 trees each. 

Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi said he plans to plant 1 lakh coconut trees across the district. 

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