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Tamils warned not to protest Sinhalisation


Sign: Sinhala Ravaya Village

A Sri Lankan government body has threatened that Tamils will not be given housing if they continue to protest against Sinhalisation.

Last week Jaffna citizens and politicians condemned plans to build a permanent Sinhalese settlement in Naavatkuli.

The foundation stones for the scheme, which would see houses built for 50 Sinhalese families, was laid on Monday, alongside foundation stones for a Tamil settlement housing 200 families.

The NPC Councillor, Sivajilingam, after announcing his intention to protest the settlement and ongoing Sinhalisation of the North, was warned by Jaffna’s Divisional Secretariat that the National Housing Development Authority had threatened that the planned houses would not go to Tamils if protests took place.