SLA expands occupation of Mannaar with two new camps

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 23:42 GMT]
The occupying Sri Lankan Army in Mannaar has started constructing two new large camps in Murungkan in appropriated lands, civil groups in Mannaar mainland complain. Hundreds of SL Army soldiers have come into agricultural settlements occupying water supplies and appropriating lands adjacent to lakes. Tamil and Muslim females complain that they are unable to move in their villages in evening times due to the heavy presence of occupying Sinhala soldiers. Questioning why the SLA is constructing two large camps in the same village, civil activists expressed fear that the move was part of a larger design to occupy and Sinhalicise the entire area comprising fertile agricultural lands of Tamils and Muslims.

One camp is being set up in a private land of 4 acres near Murungkan Bazar area at 14th Mile Post.

The other camp is being set up also in the public land of 4 acres surrounding an agricultural lake at Chemma'n-theevu.

Large structures are being constructed, according to eyewitnesses. Civil groups allege that the SL military is occupying their village on a permanent basis.

Murungkan is situated in Naanaaddaan Piratheasa Chapai (PS).

The same trend of occupation is also observed in in Ki'linochchi district, where the Tamil people who have lost their lands to SL military's expansion, are deprived of engaging in livelihood in the surroundings of the Ira'naimadu Tank.

In Murungkan, the SL military has blocked civilians from engaging in agriculture. Water supplies are being systematically militarised from Mannaar to Kokku'laay.

Civil groups in Mannaar have urged Tamil politicians and SL authorities to exert pressure on Colombo to relocate the camps.

Meanwhile, the Sinhala SL Government Agent in Mannar, has given permission to construct Buddha statue at the historic Saiva site Thirukkeatheesvaram.

All the GAs along the border districts of the country of Eezham Tamils, from Mannaar to Trincomalee, including Vavuniyaa and Mullaiththeevu, will soon become Sinhalese to carry out the structural genocide agenda of Colombo, informed circles in the island said.


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