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Vadamarachchi fishermen warned against protesting with intel threats

Sri Lankan intelligence officials threatened Tamil fishermen from Vadamarachchi East, forcing them to drop plans to protest during the visit of the Sri Lankan president to Myliddy last month.

Union leader Nagarasa Varnakulasingam said he had received threats from intelligence personnel from Colombo as well as from Kankesanthurai.

The local fishermen had planned to protest on August 22nd to raise awareness of the ongoing disputes caused by the illegal activities and encroachment of fishermen from other districts.

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