Sri Lanka: Families stand up to the soldiers who took their homes
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Sri Lanka: Families stand up to the soldiers who took their homes

Feb. 9 marks the 10th day of protests in Keppapulavu, a village in Mullaitivu, situated on the north-eastern coast of Northern Province, Sri Lanka, where residents are demanding the return of their land, which has been occupied by the military since the end of the civil war in 2009. Despite government and military pressure to stop protesting, the demonstrations have continued with local politicians and neighboring villages expressing solidarity and mainstream media attention increasing. Following a meeting with the families, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reportedly asked the military to relocate its camp. The Keppapuvalu residents welcomed the decision, but said that they would continue protesting until their land was returned.


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