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Sri Lankan army plans to grow jackfruit on occupied land

The Sri Lankan military announced its plans to cultivate jackfruit in land that it is currently occupying in Jaffna.

The military declared that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lions Clubs International to cultivate more than 500 saplings inside its massive Jaffna military camp in Palaly.

It has reportedly allocated 10 acres solely for this project, which it agreed on earlier this month.

The announcement comes amidst protest from Tamils in the North-East calling for the military to immediately return land that it seized from civilians. The military continues to occupy vast amounts of land across the region. In Jaffna, which the army has occupied for more than two decades, the military continues to have large bases across the peninsula, as well as running tourist resorts and other civilian activities.  

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