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Mullaitivu fishermen call for release of access roads from military occupation

Mullaitivu fishermen have stepped up calls for the release of access roads to fishing waters from Sri Lankan navy and military occupation.

The district’s fishermen said that their livelihoods continue to suffer due to the forces continued occupation of two access roads in the Vadduvakal area, one which leads to the lagoon and another to deeper sea areas. The roads have been closed off to the public since 2009.

Local fishermen said so far their pleas to have the roads reopened have fallen on deaf ears and that they would consider carrying out mass protests if they continued to be ignored.

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