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Militarisation: Navy opens school building in Pungudutivu

The Sri Lankan military continued to exert its presence in Tamil schools in the North-East, declaring open a computer laboratory at the Sri Ganesha Maha Vidyalaya in Pungudutivu, Jaffna.

A ceremony was held at the school, where Sri Lanka’s Deputy Area Commander of Northern Naval area, Commodore Senarath Wijesooriya was garlanded and hoisted a Sri Lankan flag.

The event comes despite continued criticism of the Sri Lankan military and of its intrusion into Tamil civilian life in the North-East. In particular the military is becoming an increasingly regular presence in Tamil schools across the region.

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