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Jaffna IDPs demand resettlement in their lands

The IDPs from Palali and its surrounding areas in the Jaffna district held a rally on Sunday demanding immediate resettlement in their lands.

Converging outside Vasavilan High School, the IDPs marched towards the main gates of Palali Army Cantonment, where they held banners and shouted slogans urging the Sri Lankan military to vacate their lands immediately.

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Displaced from their traditional lands following the military offensives of the Sri Lankan state twenty eight years ago, the people of Palali and its surrounding areas have been living in temporary shelters and their relatives’ houses.