Mullaitivu villagers protested against militarization and demanded the return of their occupied lands on Monday.
Placards saying “we want our land” and “we need our land” were held by the protesters.
Police were seen at the protest photographing demonstrators.
Since 2012 Kepapilavu villagers have been living in a so-called model village developed by the Ministry for Resettlement, because according to the ministry they “could not be resettled in their land due to their land in the village being required for the Security Force Headquarters in Mullaitivu.”
The model village was inaugurated by LTTE defector and former deputy resettlement minister Karuna in March 2013.
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