Unending occupation: Tamil people protests against Lankan Navy land grabbing

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Tamil people in the Vadduvakal area of Mullaitivu protested against the Sri Lankan Navy land grabbing for ‘Gotabhaya Navy Base.’

The Sri Lankan security forces with riot shields, including police officers and intelligence officers were deployed to the area, causing tensions as police aggressively manhandled protesters. The navy and intelligence personnel photographed and intimidated them.

After efforts were stepped up to permanently seize 617 acres of Tamil-owned land for the ‘Gotabhaya Navy Base’, a process initiated with a gazette in 2017 but was stalled due to heavy local opposition and protest, land surveyors arrived in the area at 7am on Thursday morning, Tamil Guardian reported.

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