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Sri Lankan soldiers take part in another Hindu festival

Sri Lankan soldiers involved themselves in yet another Hindu temple festival in Jaffna this week, as the military continued to bear a heavy presence in civilian life in the Tamil North-East.

At the chariot festival of the Sri Gnana Durga Amman temple in Thenmaradchi, in the Jaffna district on Wednesday, troops from the 52nd battalion of the Sri Lankan military were seen pulling the chariot.

Earlier this week Sri Lankan soldiers were seen at the Ulavikkulam pillaryaar Kovil festival at Achuveli in Jaffna, where they involved themselves in religious festivities that were underway, dressed in military fatigues.

See our earlier post: In military fatigues, Sri Lankan troops involve themselves in Tamil Hindu festival (18 Jul 2016)