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Sri Lankan Army land-grab of Muslim land in Batticaloa stopped after SLMC pressure on Ranil

The Sri Lankan Army’s attempted land-grab of Muslim owned land in Batticaloa has been stopped after pressure from the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress.

The leader of the SLMC, Rauff Hakeem reportedly laid down the cancellation of the land-grab of 25 acres of Muslim-owned land in Punnaikuda - Eravur as a condition for supporting the Sri Lankan Prime Minister to defeat the no-confidence motion brought against him on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have spoken to the relevant officials to ensure that the current attempts at seizing the lands were stopped and that no future attempts at seizing land would be made in the area.