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Tamils stop Sinhalese land-grab in Mullaitivu

An attempt by Sinhalese people to colonise hundreds of acres of Tamil-owned land was stopped by local residents in Mullaitivu on Monday.

Sinhalese people attempting to seize properties in Kokkilai - Sivanthamurippu in Mullaitivu district went with heavy vehicles to clear the lands.

Tamils including local politicians gathered to oppose the land-grabs, with quarrels breaking out and the Sinhalese people claiming that the lands had been allocated to them.

The Sinhalese left after the intervention of senior local government officials.