[The protest March]
Tamils in Puthukkudiyiruppu protested against land grabs by the Sri Lankan security forces on Monday, reports Uthayan.
Demonstrators shouted slogans and held placards reading, “Army get out”, “We want our land”, “We want our house” and “Stop Sinhala settlements”.
Protesters also condemned the ongoing enforced disappearances, saying, “Release our disappeared children”, “What happened to the disappeared, Government give us an answer!”, and “[We] do not want development or compensation, give us an answer for our missing first!”.
This protest was also attended by TNA politicians, Vinonogarathalingam and Sivasakthi Ananthan, as well as Northern Provincial Council members. Beginning at Puthukkudiyiruppu market, protesters marched to the regional council, where they handed over a petition.