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Sinhalisation of Mullaithivu: Tamils take to the streets

Thousands of Tamils took to the streets of Mullaithivu today, demanding an immediate end to state-sponsored Sinhalisation projects in the district.

In the guise of implementing agrarian development projects, Sri Lanka’s Mahaveli Development Authority is silently creating Sinhala settlements in the Tamil villages of Thennamaravadi, Kokkilai, Kokkuthoduvai and Karunardenkerni in Mullaithivu district.

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Putting their party differences aside, leaders of the TNA and TNPF, the two leading Tamil political parties in Tamil Eelam, joined today’s protest march.