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Politicians discuss concerns about Sinhalisation of Mullaitivu with Chief Minister

Mullaitivu politicians called a meeting with the Chief Minister of the Northern Province this week to discuss increasing concerns about the future of the Tamil people in the district, saying the region is being targeted on all sides with militarisation and Sinhalisation.

In a meeting led by the MP Charles Nirmalanathan, local representatives said that the district’s Tamil population was being pushed out by the Mahaweli scheme on one side and the settling of Sinhalese fishermen on the coastal side.

Whatever remained of the district was being targeted by the Archaeology Department and others, representatives said.

The representatives urged the Chief Minister and Northern Provincial Council to take action to secure the protection of the district and its Tamil population.