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Batticaloa: 500 acres of agricultural land seized by the Sri Lankan state

Sri Lanka’s Forest Conservation Department has seized 500 acres of agricultural land in Unichai, Batticaloa.

Kalikulam, a reservoir used by farmers in the area, has also been brought under the control of Sri Lanka’s Forest Conservation Department.

According to Tamilnet, the Oslo-based Tamil news website that first broke out the news, around 120 families have been affected by the land seizure.