Protesters demand action against land grabs in Batticaloa

Tamils held a demonstration in Valaichenai, Batticaloa, today, demanding action against land grabs by Sinhala and Muslim settlers.

Aided by parliamentarians from their respective communities, Sinhala and Muslim settlers are illegally appropriating lands belonging to Tamils in Muravodai, Vahanaeri, Alankulam, Kuhanesapuram and Punanai.

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Condemning those land grabs, and urging Tamil government officials to take action to return their lands, Tamils assembled outside Valaichenai Divisional Secretariat today.

At the end of the demonstration, a petition was handed over to Valaichenai Divisional Secretary.