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TNA MPs meet with Iranaitivu protesters

Tamil National Alliance MPs and NPC members met with families protesting against the navy's occupation of their lands in Iranaitivu on Saturday. 

MPs S Sritharan and Mavai Senathirajah as well as the NPC member, Kurukularajah were present, expressing their support to the protesters. 

On April 23 villagers from Iranaitivu staged a daring attempt to return to their homes, sailing to the island which continues to be occupied by the Sri Lankan military and marching to their homes, refusing to leave until they are guaranteed their land will be returned to them.

Whilst permitting the villagers to stay, the Sri Lankan navy remains on the island, fuelling uncertainty about the residents right to live in their own lands.