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Tamil protestors block military surveyors

Protestors in Jaffna blocked attempts by the Sri Lankan military to survey an area of land which was reportedly due to be taken over by the government on Tuesday.

Four acres of land in Senthankulam, Jaffna was due to be surveyed for possible appropriation by the Sri Lankan navy on Tuesday. However, once the surveyors arrived, flanked by Sri Lankan navy officers, demonstrating Tamils blocked them from accessing the area.

Though this attempt by the Sri Lankan military was unsuccessful, further surveying attempts are scheduled in the North-East for later this month.

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