New military facilities have opened across army bases in Jaffna, as the military continues to consolidate its presence across the Tamil homeland.
Accused war criminal, Shavendra Silva, attended the opening ceremonies of the indoor gymnasium and basketball court at Kadikadu and Mirusuvil army bases during his two day visit to Jaffna.
Silva also unveiled a plaque for the newly built tank reservoir and participated in opening ceremonies of a military hospital and gymnasium within the Palaly army camp, which occupies Tamil land.
Despite calls for demilitarisation of the region, the official military website reported that the new facilities were built for the “benefit of soldiers."
This is the latest example of the Sri Lankan military's approach to embed and normalise the process of militarisation, despite the armed conflict ending over a decade ago.