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Sri Lankan military continues lands grabs across North-East

The survey department of Sri Lanka has notified villages of Karampan – West in Kayts that a new Sri Lankan Navy ‘security zone’ will be built.

In a tweet posted by The National People’s Front (TNPF), a letter notes that 0.4Ha of Tamil land will be surveyed for the construction of a new navy security zone on the island. The recent land grabs come as anti-government protestors in the south have demanded the resignation of the Rajapaksa government due to their economic mismanagement.



Speaking in parliament, leader of the Tamil National Peoples' Front (TNPF) Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam called into question Sri Lanka’s exorbitant military spending of 10.35% of the annual budget

“10.35% in a situation where there is no war” he stated. “Who is your enemy?”

“No country has attacked Sri Lanka, no your enemy is within. You consider your own citizens as enemies. Why? Because you don't want to recognise their rights, you would rather kill them, you’d rather wage war than have them become productive citizens” he stated.

He added: “Your defence policy is based on making sure the Tamils don't get their rights. Your foreign policy is based on making sure the Tamils don't get their rights”.

Read more: ‘You consider your own citizens as enemies’ TNPF leader slams Sri Lanka’s government

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