SLA reinforces Batticaloa camps

[TamilNet, Monday, 07 April 2003, 12:57 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp in Karuthappalam in Chenkaladi-Badulla road in Batticaloa district is hurriedly being reinforced causing concern among residents living close to the camps, sources said.

Karuthappalam

Absorption of closeby lands and coconut estates as part of the camp premises has further alarmed the local residents.

Residents of Karuthappalam said that the camp has recently expanded include some of the pasture land used for cattle gracing.

Residents also complained that large bull-dozers are being deployed to build bunds and bunkers around the expanded perimeters of the camp.

Devotees are increasingly scared to attend prayers at a hindu temple that lies close to the SLA camp.

Karuthappalam

 

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