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NPC passes resolution seeking end to military involvement in civil affairs

The Northern Provincial Council on Wednesday passed a resolution aimed at ending Sri Lankan military involvement in civilian affairs. 

NPC members condemned the military's ongoing activities in the province and its harassment of locals. 

Highlighting the issue of illegal fishing in Vadamarachchi by Sinhala fishermen NPC member, Shivajilingam said the it should be stopped and condemned the threatening of locals who protested against this last month by Sri Lankan navy personnel. 

The NPC education minister added, "the illegal fishing taking place with the facilitation of the military. Therefore we should demand the president to stop the military's engagement in civil affairs."

NPC member, T Ravikaran pointed out that the issue had been raised repeatedly with the previous Fisheries Minister, Mahinda Amaraweera however no action was taken. 

"The Sinhalisation that started in Kokkilai, Mullaitivu is now continuing until Maruthankerny, Jaffna," Mr Ravikaran said. 

"If this continues we will soon have a vihara next to Nallur temple," he warned. 

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