Sri Lankan military engaged in illegal sand mining

Photo evidence of illegal sand mining undertaken by Sri Lankan soldiers has appeared in the Tamil nationalist media.

The photos were taken at the banks of Thondamaanaaru river in Jaffna, whilst Sri Lankan soldiers were preparing to load illegally mined sand into a vehicle.

Tamil nationalist media outlets have accused the Sri Lankan security forces of shooting innocent Tamil civilians who engage in illegal sand mining, whilst undertaking the same illicit activities.